The clash between Matty Cash and Demarai Gray was highlighted as one of the major matchups at Villa Park ahead of the match against Everton. Gray was chosen to operate close behind Salomon Rondon because Everton had multiple injuries in the build-up to this game. Instead, Alex Iwobi was deployed wide for the Toffees, and Cash was entrusted with keeping him quiet.
Salomon Rondon, the new Everton striker, has already been greeted with applause at Goodison Park, long before joining the Blues. After a routine 3-0 Toffees victory over West Brom in March 2017, the striker made one little fan's day by handing him his Baggies number nine shirt.
Liverpool's woes in the English Premier League continued on Saturday, after their 2-0 defeat against their rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.