Player ratings: Everton v. Liverpool


Everton – Liverpool player ratings were incredibly interesting to mark down as there were some really mixed displays from some players, while other stars dazzled in a dramatic, enthralling 2-2 draw.

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Between Sadio Mane scoring early to Michael Keane equalizing we had a Virgil van Dijk injury as Jordan Pickford was lucky to not be sent off. After Mohamed Salah made it 2-1, then Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalized we had a red card for Richarlison and more VAR drama as Jordan Henderson’s 93rd minute winner was chalked off.

The Merseyside derby had it all.

Here’s a look at the Everton – Liverpool player ratings in full, as we give each player a mark out of 10.

Everton player ratings

Jordan Pickford: 5 – Hard to give a rating higher than this. Should have been sent off for the challenge on Virgil van Dijk and let in Henderson’s shot in stoppage time but VAR saved him, again. Made some fine saves throughout but hard to overlook his poor mistakes which just keep on coming.

Seamus Coleman: 6 – Defended well when he was on the pitch but forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury. Everton will hope their skipper isn’t out for long.

Michael Keane: 8 – Great display. Held things together at the back as best he could then headed home at the other end. What a great resurgence he is having.

Yerry Mina: 6 – Cleared straight to Salah for Liverpool’s second and kept on clearing the ball to Liverpool’s players instead of out of danger. Had a long trip over the international break and was only just fit enough to start this game. It showed.

Lucas Digne: 7 – Won the battle with Alexander-Arnold and whipped in a lovely cross for Calvert-Lewin’s header. What a quality left back he is.

Allan: 6 – A rare off day for the holding midfielder who gave the ball away cheaply and couldn’t stop Liverpool pouring forward.

Abdoulaye Doucoure: 6 – An okay day. Nothing more and nothing less. Wasn’t able to make his surging runs forward.

Andre Gomes: 5 – Didn’t play well. His game is based on connecting passes and he gave it away on so many occasions.

James Rodriguez: 8 – Brilliant quality when he did get on the ball as he set up the first goal and picked out Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin time and time again.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 7 – A fine header for his goal and that is becoming his trademark. Never stopped running and gave Matip and Gomez a tough time. Could have had another few goals but the timing of his runs was just off.

Richarlison: 5 – Hit the post but could have won a penalty kick, then sent off late on for a horror tackle on Thiago. Not his best outing.

Ben Godfrey (31′ for Coleman): 6 – Solid enough defensively on his Everton debut as he was played out of position at right back.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (72′ on for Gomes): N/A
Alex Iwobi (78′ for Doucoure): N/A

Liverpool player ratings

Adrian: 5 – Made one good save to deny Calvert-Lewin in the second half but could have done better on both goals. Liverpool’s defense looks nervous when he plays.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: 5 – Whipped a free kick towards the top corner but that was about it. Digne got past him on the equalizer and he didn’t defend well enough.

Joel Matip: 6 – Did okay overall and thought he had scored but Pickford denied him brilliantly.

Virgil van Dijk: N/A – Only played a few minutes before coming off injured. Liverpool fans hoping it isn’t a long-term injury.

Andrew Robertson: 6 – A rare off day as he did well to set up the first goal but looked jaded from his exploits during the international break.

Fabinho: 5 – Lost out to Keane for the first goal and struggled to dominate midfield defensively as he usually does.

Thiago Alcantara: 7 – Some lovely passes and he unlocked Everton’s defense late on for the Henderson goal which was ruled out. Class shone through.

Jordan Henderson: 7 – Thought he had won it late on and he dug deep throughout. Some great passes and went close on several occasions with his runs from midfield.

Mohamed Salah: 8 – Fine finish for his goal and kept popping up in dangerous areas.

Roberto Firmino: 6 – Quiet outing. Involved in the opening goal and did okay without threatening.

Sadio Mane: 8 – First goal was a fine finish and Mane was a constant threat as he created the chance for what Liverpool thought was a late, late winner. My goodness, they miss him when he’s out.

Joe Gomez (11′ for Van Dijk): 5 – Showed why he was dropped from the starting lineup as Calvert-Lewin bullied him.
Diogo Jota (78′ for Firmino): N/A
Georginio Wijnaldum (90+1′ for Fabinho): N/A

Bournemouth vs Brentford: How to watch live, stream link, team news


Bournemouth vs Brentford: The mid-table Cherries will try to make it four games unbeaten when they host the top-half Bees at Vitality Stadium on Saturday (watch live, 10 am ET on Peacock Premium). 


Draws with Wolves and Newcastle, bookending a victory over Nottingham Forest, and suddenly Bournemouth’s future isn’t looking as dire as it did after a 9-0 defeat to Liverpool led to Scott Parker’s dismissal as manger. Gary O’Neil remains in charge on an interim basis, as the positive results make it tougher and tougher to replace him.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Bournemouth vs Brentford

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How to watch Bournemouth vs Brentford live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10 am ET, Saturday
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Key storylines & star players

Brentford sitting 9th in the Premier League table, even after only seven games, is no small achievement for a tiny club that only made its PL debut a year ago. They look like they belong in the top half of the table as well, with their 15 goals scored bested by only Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal — the top three sides in the league heading into matchweek 8. Ivan Toney is back to his goal-scoring best with five in seven games, chipping in a pair of assists as well as he continues to prove himself a complete player at the top level.

Bournemouth are trying to replicate Brentford’s top-flight success after returning to the Premier League this season. Without a star center forward like Toney (six goals scored, 4th-fewest in the PL), the Cherries will frequently look to grind out results by keeping clean sheets, only their defensive record (19 conceded in seven games) runs to the contrary.

Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed)

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Christian Norgaard (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (knock), Ethan Pinnock (knee)

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Premier League injury news, 2022-23 season


Premier League injury news: It’s time to take a look at which players might be unavailable for matchweek 8 of the 2022-23 Premier League season, due to injury.

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Prior to every matchweek this season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Let’s check out the latest Premier League injury news, below.

Arsenal injuries

OUT: Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Mohamed Elneny (thigh), Reiss Nelson (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Thomas Partey (knee), Kieran Tierney (head), Cedric Soares (knock)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Diego Carlos (achilles), Matty Cash (hamstring), Lucas Digne (ankle), Boubacar Kamara (knee)

Bournemouth injuries

OUT: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed)

Brentford injuries

OUT: Christian Norgaard (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (knock), Ethan Pinnock (knee)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Enock Mwepu (illness)

Chelsea injuries

QUESTIONABLE: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Edouard Mendy (knee)

Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: James Tomkins (undisclosed), Jack Butland (hand), Nathan Ferguson (foot) | QUESTIONABLE: James McArthur (groin)

Everton injuries

OUT: Jordan Pickford (thigh), Ben Godfrey (broken leg), Yerry Mina (ankle), Nathan Patterson (ankle), Mason Holgate (knee), Andros Townsend (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee), Jordan Pickford (thigh)

Fulham injuries

OUT: Harry Wilson (knee), Joao Pahlinha (suspension), Manor Solomon (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Antonee Robinson (ankle)

Leeds United injuries

OUT: Rodrigo (shoulder), Stuart Dallas (thigh)

Leicester City injuries

OUT: Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Wilfried Ndidi (knock), Patson Daka (illness)

Liverpool injuries

OUT: Naby Keita (undisclosed), Curtis Jones (calf), Calvin Ramsay (undisclosed), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) | QUESTIONABLE: Ibrahima Konate (knee), Andrew Robertson (knee), Caoimhin Kelleher (groin)

Manchester City injuries

OUT: Kalvin Phillips (shoulder), John Stones (hamstring), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Aymeric Laporte (knee)

Manchester United injuries

OUT: Harry Maguire (hamstring), Anthony Martial (achilles), Brandon Williams (undisclosed), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Marcus Rashford (thigh), Donny van de Beek (knock), Martin Dubravka (knock)

Newcastle United injuries

OUT: Aleksander Isak (leg), Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Emil Krafth (knee), Karl Darlow (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Bruno Guimaraes (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Callum Wilson (thigh), Chris Wood (ribs), Elliott Anderson (knock)

Nottingham Forest injuries

OUT: Omar Richards (calf), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Orel Mangala (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Morgan Gibbs-White (knock), Scott McKenna (knee), Joe Worrall (broken nose)

Southampton injuries

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Romeo Lavia (undisclosed)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

OUT: Lucas Moura (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Hugo Lloris (quad), Ben Davies (knee)

West Ham United injuries

OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Benjamin Johnson (hamstring)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Raul Jimenez (groin), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Nathan Collins (suspension), Chiquinho (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Diego Costa (undisclosed)

Fulham vs Newcastle: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Fulham and Newcastle United look set to entertain when Aleksandar Mitrovic entertains his old mates for a Saturday morning tilt at Craven Cottage on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET online via Peacock Premium).


The Magpies are injury-hit but Eddie Howe has enjoyed pushing for offense and has largely found chances regardless of who’s been on the field, while Marco Silva’s Cottagers are healthy and have been on the front foot as often as possible during their Premier League return.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Fulham vs Newcastle.

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How to watch Fulham vs Newcastle live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel/Online: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & star players

Somewhere in the multiverse, Mitrovic’s tied for the Golden Boot lead because Erling Haaland is an actual superhero. The Fulham man has six goals to tie Harry Kane five behind Man City’s prolific Norwegian hitman. Kenny Tete’s assisted three of those goals, and Tete’s also top six in tackles. Teammate Joao Palhinha is first.

Newcastle, meanwhile, is dealing with a ridiculous amount of injuries to key players, as Bruno Guimares, Chris Wood, and Alexander Isak were both hurt on international break to join Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin as walking wounded attackers.

Fulham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Antonee Robinson (ankle) OUT: Palhinha (suspended), Manor Solomn (knee), Harry Wilson (knee)

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Chris Wood (chest), Callum Wilson (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (thigh), Bruno Guimares (thigh), Elliott Anderson (undisclosed). OUT: Alexander Isak (other), Emil Krafth (ACL),

Liverpool vs Brighton: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Liverpool plays its first Premier League match in 25 days when high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion debut a new manager as visitors at Anfield on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET online via Peacock Premium).

Roberto De Zerbi takes the wheel for the Seagulls following Graham Potter’s move to Chelsea, and Brighton will be staging its first match since a 5-2 demolition of Leicester City on Sept. 4.


That was one day after Liverpool drew Everton 0-0 at Goodison Park in a Merseyside derby that came on the heels of back-to-back wins for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Liverpool’s currently four points back of fourth-place Brighton; Both clubs have played six matches, one fewer than 14 other Premier League sides.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Brighton.

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How to watch Liverpool vs Brighton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel/Online: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & star players

Is Liverpool ready to turn chances into goals at a more familiar rate? The Reds’ expected goal total for this season is close to leaders Manchester City and Arsenal but its actual goal production is fifth and somewhat-inflated by their nine-goal beatdown of Bournemouth previously this season.

Brighton, meanwhile, has to show that it’s getting a handle on life after Graham Potter, as De Zerbi’s credentials say things might not look too different. The former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk boss craves possession in his teams and delivers chances as a boss in the manner you’d expect from a former attacking midfielder.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Caoimhin Kelleher (groin), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Andrew Robertson (knee). OUT: Calvin Ramsay (lower back), Curtis Jones (tibia), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Naby Keita (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (thigh).

Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Enock Mwepu (illness). OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (lower leg)