Royal Blue: Everton's midfield options discussed as injuries and suspension leave squad thin
And it is there, and trying to work out what the Blues boss will, where this edition of the Royal Blue podcast kicks-off.
Host Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice and Adam Jones as they look ahead to the first game at Goodison of the season.
The lads wonder if the atmosphere will be as electric as it was towards the end of last season or if Silva needs to select one of his new attackers to help light the touch paper?
The form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin is discussed as is the expectation on the man now challenging him for his spot - Moise Kean - and how the manager will handle that.
The final part of the podcast focuses on the interview Marcel Brands gave this week in which he outlined his future for Everton in the transfer market, the role the fans played in signing Andre Gomes and why Silva will improve the squad's young players.
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