Man City – Everton, stream live! How to watch, start time, odds, prediction

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Premier League champions Man City say hello to their home fans on a Championship Sunday that visiting Everton hopes to ride back into Europe (start time 11am ET on CNBC and online via NBCSports.com).

Everton needs a win to keep pressure on seventh-place Tottenham and sixth-place West Ham United, with only two of the three qualifying for either the Europa League or the Europa Conference League.

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The Toffees have 59 points, the same as Spurs but well before them on goal differential, and they are three points behind West Ham.

City looks to finish its championship season on 86 points, which would be tied for the seventh-most since the PL went to a 38-match season in 1995-96.


Injury news (Injury report)

Manchester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Raheem Sterling (undisclosed), Ilkay Gundogan (knee), Kyle Walker (undisclosed), Sergio Aguero (adductor) | OUT: Joao Cancelo (suspension)

Everton injuries

QUESTIONABLE: James Rodriguez (undisclosed) | OUT: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee), Seamus Coleman (knock)


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Man City is -239 to get back in the win column while an Everton result would be considered a big upset despite the difference in stakes. A draw is +375 while an Everton win pays +550.

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Prediction

Man City will be feeling pressure to deliver a vintage performance going into the UEFA Champions League Final, and it’s a big ask for Everton to take all three points. Kevin De Bruyne is the star of Man City 3-1 Everton.


How to watch, stream and start time

Kickoff: 11am ET Sunday
TV Channel: CNBC
Stream: Online via NBCSports.com

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Aston Villa – Everton, stream live! How to watch, odds, prediction

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Aston Villa – Everton is a tasty clash on Thursday (start time 1pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the Toffees try and keep themselves in the hunt for European qualification.

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Villa have missed Jack Grealish badly in recent weeks, as they have won just two of their last 10 games. But one of those wins did come away at Everton just 10 days ago. Anwar El Ghazi was the hero for Villa on that occasion and Dean Smith will be keen for their season to finish with a flourish as they aim to seal a top 10 finish.

As for Everton, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are still in the top four battle and this is their game in-hand. If they win at Villa they will be just three points behind fourth-place Leicester and will have a game in-hand on the Foxes. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the hero last time out as they won at West Ham and Ancelotti has said all season long that European qualification is the aim. Everton would gladly take a Europa League spot but maybe, just maybe, they can sneak into the top four.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa – Everton.

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Team and injury news

Aston Villa are without the injured duo of Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet, while Ollie Watkins is suspended after being sent off in the defeat to Manchester United. Jack Grealish returns on the bench after a lengthy spell out.

Everton are without Jean-Philippe Gbamin who has picked up a knee injury, as his rotten luck with injuries continues. Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez are both out.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Aston Villa are the slight underdogs at +165, with Everton favored at +155. The draw is at +235.

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Prediction

This will be a tight, tense clash but given the fact that Villa will be missing Watkins and Grealish, plus Everton have improved defensively, go for a narrow Everton win here. Aston Villa 1-2 Everton.


How to watch, stream and start time

Kick off: Thursday, 1pm ET
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

10 things we learned in the Premier League – Matchweek 34

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Here’s a look at 10 things which stood out, as our writers Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) share their observations from across the most recent Premier League games.

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Let’s get to it.


1. Aguero rolls back the years (Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City): Seeing Sergio Aguero score just his second Premier League goal since January 2020 was comforting. The way he expertly controlled then fired home on the half-volley reminded us of his incredible quality and the Argentine striker, if fit, still has lots to offer. It won’t be at City, as he will leave at the end of this season and clubs will be lining up to sign the free agent, but Aguero’s sharpness in the box sparked this game into life. He will surely play a big role as they aim to win the Champions League, and if they reach the final that will be his final game in a City shirt. Everything is set up for a late Aguero winner to seal glory (we’ve seen that before) and injury issues aside, it would be a perfect way for him to go out. (JPW)

2. Speaking of rolling back the years… (Tottenham 4-0 Sheffield United): Longtime Tottenham fans will remember Gareth Bale first as the dynamic left winger who torched Maicon (and plenty of other right backs) with near-sprinter speed, as well as the right winger cutting in from the right side to curl and smash beauties and beasts home from the edge of the penalty area. On Sunday, nearly eight years after he left for Real Madrid, Bale fully showed how different he is as a player, operating as a de facto second striker who makes runs off Harry Kane, to his first stint at the club. It’s a similar role to how Son Heung-min has operated the last few seasons alongside Kane, only slightly more direct and a lot more powerful with a full head of steam. The truth about Bale is somewhere in between scoring a Premier League hat trick and not being good enough to play for long periods of the 2020-21 season. (AE)

3. Tuchel is working (Chelsea 2-0 Fulham): It would be over-simplifying to say that Thomas Tuchel has fixed everything, as perhaps this is just the case of players like Havertz and Werner getting used to the Premier League (as well as both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech getting healthy). And, yes, Frank Lampard made it pretty easy to “fix” the defense by not playing Antonio Rudiger and under-deploying Cesar Azpilicueta. But Chelsea is a force at the back, with Man City the only team allowing fewer goals than the Blues. That’s incredible considering Chelsea had scored 33 goals and allowed 22 in PL play when Lampard was fired. Tuchel’s team has a 20-8 advantage since his hiring, and that includes a 5-2 loss with 10 men. (NM)

4. Iheanacho shows his set-up side (Southampton 1-1 Leicester): The Nigerian striker has collected a handful of assists each season but all anyone’s been talking about is his 14 goals in 14 matches coming into Friday’s match at St. Mary’s. But his cross to tie the score at 1 was very pretty and it’s notable that his assists-per-game is slightly higher at Leicester than it was at Manchester City. (NM)

5. Aston Villa depth steps up in Grealish’s absence (Everton 1-2 Aston Villa): Dean Smith surely wants another offseason to fortify his troop depth, because the Jack Grealish injury absence has definitely shown that the Villans attack is not driven by one man. Villa isn’t deep enough to snare a European place but El Ghazi’s show-stopping winner and Watkins’ industrious opener both showed that — along with John McGinn and the injured Trezeguet — there are pieces here. Yes, of course, Grealish drives the boat, chief. The 25-year-old is still tied for third in the PL for assists despite being out since Feb. 13, and Villa has 12 goals in that span… three of them coming against Fulham. Villa now has 48 goals this season. Grealish has the goal or assist for one-third of them and casts a big shadow, but Watkins’ 13 goals are more than all but six PL players this season. (NM)

6. Return to normalcy for Aubameyang (Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal): It’s very on-brand for this year in our world and Arsenal’s history that Aubameyang stop-start season featured three-straight PL absences with malaria. His assist was a lucky one on Sunday but his goal vintage Auba, and he’s perhaps quietly scored 10 goals in league play this season.

The Gunners are unbeaten across all competitions this season — seven wins, two draws — when Aubameyang gets a goal or an assist. (NM)

7. Europe a bit too far for Bielsa’s first PL voyage (Brighton 2-0 Leeds): Leeds will need to get to the summer for supplies (and health) after showing that Bielsaball can work in the Premier League. It took him some time to sort out his defense and injuries to Kalvin Phillips, Robin Koch, and Raphinha played big roles in what could’ve been a top seven finish. The continued growth of Illan Meslier and more comfort in England for Raphinha, Rodrigo, and Diego Llorente could make the club a force next season. (NM)

8. Everton too bad to be good, too good to be bad (Everton 1-2 Aston Villa): Carlo Ancelotti’s men must be tired or simply unable to operate at peak production without James Rodriguez, who was a late scratch from the lineup. There’s no other excuse for the misfiring Richarlison, sloppy Mason Holgate, or hung out to dry Jordan Pickford. Of course Calvert-Lewin found his goal and Lucas Digne was good as usual but this Everton team that showed so much promise early has thrown away Champions League hope as well as perhaps a Europa League place. The Toffees have taken just four of six points from Liverpool and Tottenham but just one point from Burnley and none from Newcastle. Infuriating.

And what could this have looked like had Ross Barkley not helped his old pals get on the scoreboard at his former home? (NM)

9. Fulham finished (Chelsea 2-0 Fulham): Scott Parker’s Cottagers continue to infuriate, boasting just four of their last 24 available points but getting that quartet against Liverpool and Arsenal. Fulham now maxes out at 39 points, which means that the Cottagers would have to win out while Brighton, Southampton, Burnley, and Newcastle would pretty much all have to fail to win another match (Fulham could, in theory, draw a match and find their way out since there are matches where that quartet face each other and could draw. It’s not a question of who returns to Craven Cottage. If Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Alphonse Areola, and Joachim Andersen are willing to play Championship football, this could be a force of a team. If not, many answers must arrive for the London set. (NM)

10. Quiet Magpies can’t muster more magic (Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal): The loss was Newcastle’s second in nine matches, joining two wins and five draws. The accumulation of results by hook and crook have helped the Magpies to a nine-point cushion over the bottom three, but safety is not assured yet because Leicester City and Man City are next on the fixture list and Fulham’s there on the final day. Fulham has Burnley and Southampton next before a meeting with Manchester United, who will have second-place sealed by then. Regardless of the unlikelihood of a Newcastle relegation, being thoroughly dominated by a substandard Arsenal should further underscore the need for a change in leadership. (NM)

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Chelsea – Everton, stream live! How to watch, odds, prediction

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Thomas Tuchel will look to continue his unbeaten start to life as Chelsea manager when the Blues host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Monday (Watch live at 1 pm ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Chelsea are 10 games (eight in the Premier League) without a defeat since Tuchel took over for Frank Lampard on Jan. 27, and they find themselves back in the top-four as a result. Signature victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid (in the UEFA Champions League) and Liverpool perfectly encapsulate Tuchel’s vision and imprint on a side which sat 9th in the table when he was hired — the Blues have conceded all of two goals in 10 games and enter the weekend with clean sheets in three straight games, against the likes of Atleti, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Everton head into the weekend with a three-game clean sheet streak of their own, albeit against slightly lesser competition on the whole (Liverpool, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion). Carlo Ancelotti’s side experience a significant dip in January and early February (1W-2D-3L), but has since rebounded without conceding a goal in 283 minutes of action. A win for Everton would make Ancelotti the first former Chelsea boss to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge following his departure in the Premier League era.

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Chelsea – Everton this Monday with team news, odds, stream link and more.


Team news: Chelsea – Everton (INJURY REPORT)

Chelsea: OUT: Tammy Abraham (ankle)

Everton: OUT: James Rodriguez (calf), Robin Olsen (knock), Seamus Coleman (knock), Yerry Mina (calf), Fabian Delph (undisclosed), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (calf)


Odds and ends: Chelsea – Everton (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Chelsea (+300) | Everton (+100)| Draw (+220)

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Prediction

Very few chances between the two sides, but in a much more controlled and composed manner than you typically expect of low-output games. The utmost importance will be placed upon finishing the rare chance, and that fact might just favor the visitors given Chelsea’s general struggles in front of goal. Chelsea 0-1 Everton.


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Three things we learned from Manchester United – Everton

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Manchester United – Everton: This time, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late heroics versus Manchester United withstood the video cameras.

Everton came back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to draw Manchester United via Calvert-Lewin’s stoppage-time goal in a 3-3 split on Saturday, a little less than 11 months from the day VAR took the center forward’s stoppage-time winner off the board at Goodison Park against the same opponents.

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Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes had helped United to a 2-0 lead before halftime before Abdoulaye Doucoure scored and set up James Rodriguez for another to make it 2-2.

Everton keeper Robin Olsen slipped on his way to catching Scott McTominay’s header toward the back post to put United ahead, but Calvert-Lewin settled a flicked Lucas Digne free kick and beat De Gea with the final kick of the game.

United only gains one point to move two points back of leaders Man City, who play one of two matches-in-hand on Sunday at Liverpool.

Everton’s 37th point moves them ahead of Chelsea and into sixth, three points back of fourth-place Liverpool with a match-in-hand on their hated rivals.

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Three things we learned from Manchester United – Everton

1. Both sides undone by goalkeeper errors: Maybe there’s something in the water on Merseyside, where backup goalkeeper Robin Olsen made a number of good saves but slipped while trying to corral McTominay’s winner. He would’ve certainly had it, but instead will join incumbent Jordan Pickford as Toffees goalkeepers to cost their team at least one point this season. Earlier in the half, United keeper De Gea failed to clear a Calvert-Lewin cross and Doucoure poked home as part of Everton’s first comeback.

2. More Bruno beauty: There’s not much you can’t say about Bruno Fernandes’ goal before halftime, a swirling effort from distance. Given room to operate by Everton’s defense, the onrushing Tom Davies could only whip his head around to see Olsen clawing for air as the ball cruised over the keeper and inside the far post. It was a wonderful goal for the Portuguese, and we’ve seen plenty of those in his 13 months in Manchester. As Opta tweeted, only Mohamed Salah has more Premier League goals than Fernandes since the Portuguese star debuted for United.

3. Pogba injury looms: Paul Pogba needed to sit down twice before leaving the pitch in the 39th minute with an apparent groin injury. United has actually played quite well when he’s been absent this season but there’s no doubt that Pogba has been magnificent during their recent uptick in form.

Man of the Match: Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The English center forward was aghast when VAR took away his would-be winner last season, but left no doubt on Saturday. Calvert-Lewin scored with his only shot on target but made a menace of himself all day long, helping produce Doucoure’s goal with a great run and cross. With better service, he might’ve had a hat trick.


Manchester United – Everton recap

There were crucial center back interventions for both teams early, with Michael Keane tackling Edinson Cavani just inside the box and Victor Lindelof putting his head in the way of a Lucas Digne cross.

The opening 20 minutes featured hard tackles, efforts at good combination play, and some individual style but there were not a lot of true moments of danger until the 22nd minute.

That’s when United dealt with an Everton foray led by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Greenwood hit the other end with vigor but butchered his bid to put a ball on frame.

The threat became action when Rashford sent Cavani to the back post for a picture-perfect goal, headed down and across the line for 1-0 in the 24th.

It became 2-0 in first-half stoppage when Bruno Fernandes was given plenty of room and spun a long, curling ball over the reach of Olsen.

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United had a chance right out of halftime, Luke Shaw forcing a two-handed parry out of Olsen.

Everton was back within one in the 49th minute. Calvert-Lewin zipped past Harry Maguire to send a Tom Davies through-ball into the six, and David De Gea poked it to Everton’s Doucoure, who backheeled into the goal.

The United unraveling continued with Doucoure’s set up of James’ 53rd-minute striker to the left of De Gea. Nobody picked up the Colombian inside the 18 when Lindelof’s flicked clearance of a cross caught Maguire and Shaw packed in the six. 2-2. Game on.

Rashford was 1v1 with Olsen in the 63rd and the keeper did well to keep the damage to a corner.

Olsen made a big error in the 70th minute, tripping while tracking a looping McTominay header and seeing the ball fall through his hands and over the line.

But wait: A late free kick was sent toward the 18 by Lucas Digne and was nodded onto the path of Calvert-Lewin, who remained composed and slotted past De Gea.