Everton and Lyon are pitted against each other in a 2017/18 UEFA Europa League, Group Stage matchup on Thursday. The ball kicks off at 3:00 PM EST in Goodison Park, Liverpool. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Date and Time: October 19th, 2017 3:00 PM EST
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
TV: FOX Sports 1 (US)
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Having lost the first game and a draw in the second in the UEFA, Everton is in a must win three points chase against Lyon on Thursday. Everton sits last in Group E with one point following a 3-0 defeat by Atalanta and a 2-2 at home draw against Apollon Limassol.
The team will be without James McCarthy, who is still recovering from a knee injury. However, he could play in the big clash against Arsenal on Sunday.
Long-term absentees Yannick Bolasie, Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, and Ross Barkley remain out of the game.
Lyon looks strong as they have won four games, drawn four, and lost one in the domestic French Ligue 1. They are coming off a much needed 3-2 win over a strong AS Monaco. Mariano opened the match while Nabil Fekir scored twice to seal the victory.
However, in the European campaign, they have managed only two points in the opening two matches following a 1-1 draw against Apollon Limassol and then a 1-1 draw over Atlanta.
Bertrand Traoré, who saved the day against Atlanta was replaced by Depay later during Lyon’s impressive victory over Monaco and the former United winger is set to start against Everton.