Royal Blue: Pickford, Nkounkou, Gordon and Carlo's ultimatum to his free-scoring strikers
Positivity abounds in the latest Royal Blue podcast as Chris Beesley, Dave Prentice and Gavin Buckland join Phil Kirkbride to reflect on the 5-2 Carabao Cup win at Fleetwood Town that maintained Everton’s perfect start to the new season. But first up is the need to address the one negative from what was another encouraging evening for Blues – the performance of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Carlo Ancelotti and Neville Southall have given the England number one their backing, so should everyone else too? And what appears to be Pickford’s biggest problem at the moment? Both questions are discussed and answered before talk turns to three of the best performers at Fleetwood – surprise-package Niels Nkounkou, Bernard, and Anthony Gordon. Moise Kean also had a good night as he made it two goals for the campaign. But why doesn’t he look happy? Carlo won’t be happy if Kean, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all meet his goal target, that's for sure, with the panel discussing the manager’s brilliant comments before Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace – a preview of which rounds off a must-listen podcast. Enjoy.
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