Carlo Ancelotti’s side have accepted that a European place is now beyond them after defeat by Tottenham, however, the Italian is still seeking to mould his side ahead of his first full season on Merseyside.
Southampton are coming off a brilliant win against Manchester City, with Che Adams breaking his goal drought in spectacular style with a 40-yard lob of Ederson.
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The Saints have won three of their last four games since the restart and will be confident of taking further points from the inconsistent Toffees.
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When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will begin at 6pm on Thursday 9 July at Goodison Park.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
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What is the team news?
Everton are waiting anxiously on the fitness of Alex Iwobi and Mason Holgate. Theo Walcott, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Fabian Delph and Cenk Tosun are all ruled out. Djibril Sidibe could return.
Southampton are without Jannik Vestergaard and Yan Valery, while Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Tella are also doubts. Sofiane Boufal and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are both set to return.
Everton: Pickford; Sidibe, Keane, Mina, Digne; Sigurdsson, Davies, Gomes, Gordon; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Southampton: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Adams
What are the odds?
Everton – 11/10
Draw – 5/2
Southampton – 12/5