Arsenal have the chance to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League table this weekend as they head to struggling Everton.
Mikel Arteta returns to his old stomping ground looking to put more distance between his side and defending champions Manchester City in the title race — and, in turn, deepen Everton's relegation fears.
However, despite their poor form, the arrival of Sean Dyche as Frank Lampard's replacement has triggered at least some optimism of a potential great escape at Goodison Park this season.
The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
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Everton vs. Arsenal final score
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The Gunners performed respectably in that fourth-round defeat at title rivals Manchester City and now face opponents who should be a tougher proposition than they were before Dyche was appointed at the start of the week.
Everton are seeking to avoid a fifth consecutive home defeat in the Premier League, having lost 2-1 to Southampton at Goodison Park before their 2-0 defeat at West Ham United in Frank Lampard’s final match in charge.
Everton vs Arsenal projected lineups
Dyche has confirmed no changes on the injury front for Everton, and the former Burnley boss is unlikely to make sweeping changes just yet as he looks to build a plan for Premier League survival.
Everton starting XI (4-5-1): Pickford (GK) — Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko — Gray, Iwobi, Gueye, Onana, McNeil — Calvert-Lewin
Everton subs: Begovic (GK), Holgate, Mina, Davies, Doucoure, Vinagre, Maupay, Simms, Price
Arteta will be without Egypt international Mohamed Elneny following the club's decision to send him for knee surgery, with Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson both still out.
Thomas Partey is rated at 50/50 to start by Arteta, with deadline-day signing Jorginho set to replace him for his Gunners debut.
Arsenal starting XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka — Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Arsenal subs: Turner (GK), Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Holding, Tierney, Vieira, Trossard, Smith-Rowe, Hein
What time is Everton vs Arsenal kick off?
This Premier League clash will kick off at Goodison Park on Saturday, January 4 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Here's how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sat, Feb. 4||07:30 ET|
|Canada||Sat, Feb. 4||07:30 ET|
|UK||Sat, Feb. 4||12:30 GMT|
|Australia||Sat, Feb. 4||23:30 AEDT|
|India||Sat, Feb. 4||18:00 IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Feb. 4||20:30 HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Feb. 4||20:30 MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Feb. 4||20:30 SGT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Feb. 5||01:30 NZDT|
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Everton vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel
Here's how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA Network, Universo||Universo NOW, nbcsports.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, , fuboTV|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport App|
|—||Sky Sport NOW|
|Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD1||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Now Premier League TV (Ch. 620-621)||Now Player|
|Astro Super Sport||
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UK: The match can be seen on BT Sports' TV and streaming platforms in the UK.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).