Leeds vs Everton
Everton would get their Rafa Benitez era off to a great start last weekend.
The Toffees played host to Southampton on the opening weekend of the campaign and would dominate the Saints.
Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were all on target as the Merseysiders strolled to a comfortable 3-1 win.
Everton must now turn their attentions to Leeds, who are no doubt desperate to bounce back from their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester United on the opening weekend.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 17 non-penalty goals in the Premier League since the start of last season, only Harry Kane  has scored more.
Up and running in 21/22. 🏃♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y1KT5tqXho
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 14, 2021
James Rodriguez to leave Everton?
Ahead of the tie, a rather interesting comment from James Rodriguez has emerged.
It was claimed last month that Everton could sell six senior players amid Benitez’s rebuild, with Rodriguez named as one who could be moved on.
The Colombian would then miss the win over Southampton, after all but confirming he would miss the game when speaking on his Twitch channel.
Now, Rodriguez is back with another update via his Twitch channel.
In the latest comment, Rodriguez claims he does not even know who Everton are playing this weekend, all but ruling him out of the game and also showing the disconnect between himself and Rafa Benitez, seemingly pointing to an exit this summer.
“I don’t even know who Everton plays with, if you can tell me please”
#JamesRodriguez on Twitch: “I don’t even know who #Everton plays with, if you can tell me please”. The colombian star is not in good relationship with Rafa #Benitez and he would like to leave this summer. Jorge #Mendes have offered him to #AtleticoMadrid and #ACMilan 3 weeks ago
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 19, 2021
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