Ross Barkley's problem is Ross Barkley himself

Ross Barkley's problem is Ross Barkley himself

When Everton announced the much-awaited capture of Davy Klaassen from Ajax this past week, Toffees fans were left rejoicing at the prospect of watching a quality player don the famed Blue jersey. Everton’s interest in the Dutchman wasn’t made to look like a secret by reports, which had linked Klaassen to the Merseyside club weeks before the €27 million switch. But as the Blue half of the city celebrated, one individual at Merseyside would have been reeking with uncertainty. And …
Everton Sign Davy Klaassen from Ajax – Another Statement of Intent

Everton Sign Davy Klaassen from Ajax – Another Statement of Intent

Over the last two days there was considerable speculation over Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea. Some reports, most likely falsely, suggested that the Italian manager was unhappy at the Champions because he felt he was not getting the support he needed to make the transfers he needs to solidify his team’s place at the top and target the Champions League. Whether true or not, if Conte was benchmarking his side against the Blues from Liverpool, he has reason to feel …
Jordan Pickford to Everton: Toffees Get a Sweet Deal

Jordan Pickford to Everton: Toffees Get a Sweet Deal

There were very few things about Sunderland that were positive during the entire campaign in the 2016-17 season. From the outset, the team was abject, management uninspiring and outlook doomed. The few bright spots included their brave young fan Bradley Lowery’s presence at several of their games; his favourite player – Jermain Defoe and his goal scoring exploits in a lost cause, and equally futile – Jordan Pickford’s brilliant goal keeping, which combined with Defoe’s heroics in attack, dangled some …
Arsenal v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

On May 21st, Arsenal host Everton at the Emirates Stadium for the final match of the season.  Though the title and relegation races are already sewn up, the top four race is still up for grabs on the final day. After an appalling run of results of two wins in eight Premier League matches between January 31st and April 10th, Arsenal seemed all but out of the top four race. However, Arsenal have done what Arsenal do and kept themselves …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The title race is on in the Premier League with only four points separating Chelsea and Tottenham. Although they have been in the box-seat for the majority of this campaign, they have not been crowned champions yet and the Blues need to ensure that they remain focused on winning their remaining matches. This weekend sees one of their most difficult fixtures left to play as they travel to Goodison Park to face in-form Everton. They haven't lost at home since December …
Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

"We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can…”  - Jose Mourinho, after Manchester United beat Sunderland on Sunday. The Premier League’s competitiveness shines through in the fact that almost every team, like Jose’s United, are fighting for something that is still mathematically possible. This competitiveness and the pressure it exerts can only explain the kind of grateful reaction that Slaven Bilic gave when West …
Three Things we Learned from Everton's Victory Over Leicester

Three Things we Learned from Everton's Victory Over Leicester

Everton were looking to record their first victory since mid-March after failing to earn the bragging rights over local rivals Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks. Leicester have been in good form since Craig Shakespeare took over from Claudio Raneiri in March too, and Jamie Vardy seems to have re-discovered the form which made him a household name in the 2015-16 season. Lukaku has failed to score in his last two games but at home he has proven to …
Manchester United v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United v Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United are looking to go 20 games unbeaten when they host Everton at Old Trafford in Tuesday's evening's Premier League clash. Match details Date: Tuesday April 04 Time: 20.00pm Venue: Old Trafford After remaining in 6th place for the majority of the season, Manchester United are finally starting to climb up the Premier League table and they could increase their chances of breaking into the top four with a victory against Everton. They currently sit six points behind Liverpool …
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