Somewhat overlooked in the general furore surrounding the manner in which Sam Allardyce found himself out of the England job, the Everton boss will come into contact with one of those he chose to insult during the Telegraph sting.
The Toffees boss was taken aback when Schneiderlin was booed as he replaced the injured Idrissa Gana Gueye 10 minutes before the end.
Allardyce was subsequently asked during a press conference held before the Premier League visit of Crystal Palace this weekend if the ex-centre-back was someone he wanted to see remain on Merseyside for the long-term given his close connection with the club. "He is a very important part of the squad this year". It is more his muscle than to do with his (broken) leg, ' added Allardyce, whose side registered only their second win in 10 matches to ease the pressure.
Having been cast aside by former Everton manager Ronald Koeman, for seemingly no reason, Niasse has now scored seven goals in the Premier League this season - and just his second since the ban picked up against Palace.
Despite Sam Allardyce's claims he can not effectively play Wayne Rooney and Sigurdsson together, the Icelandic midfielder silenced his manager with yet another goal against Crystal Palace.
"I think David's expressed his will to be a manager, hasn't he?" he replied, per Everton's official Periscope channel.
'As far as I am concerned that matter is belonging to the distant past and I have nothing more to say on the subject and I certainly have no issues with it'.
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"Cenk is direct competition for me at the top of the pitch, so, hopefully, that will push us both on to do better and score goals".
"It's a blip that we have to get over quickly", he said.