Watch a Leeds United vs Everton live stream as the Toffees seek a first win
Leeds United vs Everton live stream, Tuesday 30 August, 7.30 pm
Everton will be looking to register their first victory of the Premier League season when they take on Leeds on Tuesday.
The Toffees began the campaign with back-to-back defeats by Chelsea(opens in new tab) and Aston Villa(opens in new tab), with a failure to find the net in either match. They have shown some resolve and grit since then, though, drawing 1-1 with Nottingham Forest(opens in new tab) and Brentford(opens in new tab). Yet it is clear that Everton(opens in new tab) could be in for another tricky season, with scoring goals set to be their main issue.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was in and out of the treatment room throughout 2021/22, and he will not be back in action for another couple of weeks at best. Everton is hugely reliant on the England international having sold Richarlison this summer. They are desperate to keep hold of Anthony Gordon, but Chelsea could test their resolve further in the coming days.
Leeds(opens in new tab) suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend, going down 1-0 to Brighton(opens in new tab). Jesse Marsch will be delighted with how his team has started the season, though, and their performance in the recent 3-0 victory over Chelsea at Elland Road indicates that Everton could be in for a tough evening on Tuesday.
Leeds will have to make do without Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo, Stuart Dallas, and Liam Cooper, but Patrick Bamford could be involved in some capacity after recovering from an abductor injury. Marsch hinted in his pre-match press conference that he could make changes for the visit of Everton, with the games already coming thick and fast.
Calvert-Lewin is not Everton’s only absentee for this contest: Frank Lampard will also have to find alternatives to Andre Gomes, Andros Townsend, Mason Holgate, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ben Godfrey, and Yerry Mina. Michael Keane will replace Holgate in the XI, but Everton will probably otherwise stick with the same team that played at Brentford.
Kick-off is at 7.30 pm BST on Tuesday 30 August and is being shown on BT Sport 1(opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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The good times eventually had to stop rolling with Leeds this season, and a narrow loss to Graham Potter’s Brighton – something of a bogey team for them under Marcelo Bielsa – is no great blow to Jesse Marsch’s pride.
What comes now is the question of whether the Whites – having seen their creative rush stymied on the south coast – can bounce back against an opponent desperate for wins and not much to show for their effort.
Predicted Leeds starting XI: Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Roca, Adams; James, Aaronson, Harrison; Rodrigo.
A draw with Brentford makes it two points in as many games for the Toffees now – and Frank Lampard may consider that progress following their difficult start to the new Premier League campaign.
The arrival of Neal Maupay from Brighton feels an astute capture, particularly if they are about to lose Anthony Gordon, with Everton thought to be readying themselves for a final transfer bid for the young forward.
Predicted Everton starting XI: Pickford; Keane, Coady, Tarkowski; Patterson, Davies, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Maupay, Gray.