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Abdoulaye Doucoure has appeared to have handed Everton a huge fitness boost, while the Blues are being linked with both Harry Souttar and Ivan Perisic.

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Host Adam Jones is joined by Dave Prentice, Chris Beesley and Gav Buckland to try and understand what happened at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Everton were beaten 5-2 at the hands of Watford thanks to a disgraceful collapse in the final moments of the match, in which the hosts conceded four goals in 13 minutes.

Set pieces were again a problem for Rafa Benitez's side, but the gaping defensive issues didn't stop there. Our panel also discussed the effectiveness of Salomon Rondon and how poor the Blues looked in midfield without the influence of Abdoulaye Doucoure. Some harsh truths needed to be told.


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