Apollon Limassol vs Everton 7 December 2017: Europa League Preview and Predictions


Under-21 worldwide Harry Charsley makes his Everton debut in this evening's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol.

Everton's dismal Europa League campaign comes to a close tonight as the Toffees come up against Apollon Limassol and Craig Shakespeare is manager for the night as Sam Allardyce misses the trip to Cyprus because of "a prior medical arrangement".

Asked for an injury update on that pair amid rumours that Sandro, who has made just three Premier League starts since arriving at Everton from Malaga in July, had picked up a knock, Shakespeare replied: "Both of those players haven't travelled".

Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is likely to return to the Everton starting line-up as Allardyce tests the strength of his squad before the January transfer window.

Everton can not qualify from Group E after what has been nothing short of a disastrous European venture this season.

Their concluding clash in Cyprus is a dead rubber for both teams as the hosts, with just three points to their credit, can not qualify for the last 32 either.

The bench is also half-strength, with Mateusz Hewelt, Michael Collins, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Alex Denny, Nathan Broadhead, Shayne Lavery and Anthony Gordon all on the bench.

And the 18 year-old could make another ambition come to fruition this evening should he take to the pitch for the first time in a senior fixture.