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 …
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 …
Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part One

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... AFC Bournemouth League position: 9th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Josh King In just their second season in the Premier League, Bournemouth not only stayed up comfortably - they broke into the top 10. That's certainly a successful achievement for Eddie …
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 …
Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

Is Michael Keane worth £30 million?

If there’s anything that would annoy smaller clubs in the world more than their stature itself, then it’s the situation when big clubs come hunting for their better players when they seem like big fishes in a small pond. It’s obvious that big clubs certainly love to lay their hands on players from smaller clubs, but can often prove to be bait. And the latest small-club talent to have been clamoured by bigger clubs in the Premier League is Burnley …
Why Tottenham Hotspur Winning the Premier League will be Beneficial for England

Why Tottenham Hotspur Winning the Premier League will be Beneficial for England

Tottenham Hotspur reduced the gap at the top to four points, following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, but can Spurs steal the crown from Antonio Conte's powerhouses? Mauricio Pochettino is seeking revenge on Chelsea, after last season's 2-2 draw against the Blues in May 2016 handed the Premier League title to Leicester City. Spurs have won their last seven league games and have only suffered one defeat since the turn of the year. They are relentless in …
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 …
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