Everton sign Pavel Kucherov from Arsenal

Pavel Kucherov moves from Arsenal to Everton

No, Pavel Kucherov isn’t a footballer.

Instead he’s a 53-year-old ex-pro who is a Russian football expert and scout.

Kucherov used to work for Arsenal, but he’s now revealed he’s left the Gunners to join Everton instead.

In the summer Kucherov was found talking about Aleksandr Golovin’s possible move from CSKA Moscow to Arsenal in the Russian press.

But, in a new interview with Russia’s Sport Express, it’s been revealed he’s now part of the Everton setup.

Kucherov confirmed he was at a couple of European matches last week.

He watched Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the Champions League.

He also saw Zenit St Petersburg beat Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

Everton v Burnley

Everton will be hopeful of a morale boosting victory against Burnley after a struggling start to the campaign.

Burnley are without a win in their last three, although they have scored in all of their away matches this season.

The Toffees put a stop to their run of three consecutive Premier League defeats last weekend, beating Bournemouth 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Oumar Niasse was the unlikely saviour for the hosts, coming off the bench to score two late goals. Niasse’s expulsion from the first-team last season make his heroics even more remarkable.

Everton head into the match 14th in the table, two points and five places behind Burnley. To be fair to Ronald Koeman’s side, their three league defeats this season did come at the hands of Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United.

The Toffees were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Apollon in the Europa League on Thursday night – a result that heaps a little more pressure on Ronald Koeman.

The Clarets were held to a 0-0 draw against Huddersfield last time out. Burnley’s only win in their last five was a 1-0 victory against bottom side Crystal Palace.

While Burnley may not be in the hottest form, Everton will be wary of the fact that Sean Dyche’s side have already picked up points against Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool.

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