Why Lukaku is the Ideal Replacement for Rooney

Why Lukaku is the Ideal Replacement for Rooney

As the season is drawing to a close, Manchester United are spectacularly in the running for one of the four European spots despite a largely uninspiring season under Louis Van Gaal. Having sold three forwards since his arrival, the Dutchman has somehow managed to keep his side in the running for the Champions League places and possible silverware in the form of the FA Cup, thanks to youngsters Anthony Martial and more recently Marcus Rashford, covering for their captain's prolonged …
West Bromwich Albion vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On the 28th of September, Everton travel to the Hawthornes to take on West Bromwich Albion.  Despite their League Cup exit midweek, the Baggies will come in on a high after beating rivals Aston Villa in their last league match.  Their first victory at Villa Park since 2011 kept their clean sheet streak away from home going and lifted them four points clear of their rivals.  Everton will be in good spirits going into this one as well.  The Blues …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

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

These two teams head into this blue versus blue clash with contrasting starts to the season behind them. Roberto Martinez’s Everton have drawn both of their opening games against Leicester City and Arsenal - the latter included an implosion from 2-0 up - whilst Jose Mourinho’s side have started as Chelsea teams usually do: with wins under their belts immediately. Chelsea have won both of their opening Premier League games and have scored five in the process, including a 2-0 …
New Chapter for Lukaku - and for Everton?

New Chapter for Lukaku - and for Everton?

After spending the previous two seasons out on loan at West Brom and Everton, scoring 32 goals in the process - only Van Persie and Suarez scored more - Romelu Lukaku has departed Stamford Bridge once again this summer, but on this occasion in a permanent deal. Rumours have been flying around since before the start of the World Cup concerning the future of Lukaku with various of clubs being reportedly interested in the striker, such as Atletico Madrid and …
Everton Transfer Targets #4: Romelu Lukaku

Everton Transfer Targets #4: Romelu Lukaku

A target for many clubs, the 'Romelu Lukaku saga' continues as the Belgian has yet to make his mind up on where to go to next. Juventus, Wolfsburg, Atletico Madrid and many clubs have shown interest in the Belgian, but Everton are the closest to signing him from Chelsea. It's no secret that Roberto Martinez wants him in the Everton team, but would he put in the performances as he did on loan at Everton? Would he reach his full …
The Striker Merry-go-round: Mandzukic, Lukaku, Remy and Morata

The Striker Merry-go-round: Mandzukic, Lukaku, Remy and Morata

With the summer now well and truly underway and the small matter of a World Cup now being taken care of in Brazil, managers and agents everywhere will have their eyes on the Latin American nation looking to capture the best talent for their respective clubs. As is always the case, prolific goal scorers will always face the most scrutiny, and with top English clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea in the market for able frontmen, we can expect to see …
Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Much has been said about Chelsea’s lack of a top quality centre forward this season. Despite having three who have scored goals at previous clubs and on the international stage in Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, the London club have struggled for goals and this is widely believed to be the reason for their failure both domestically and in Europe this season. All 3 strikers have been in and out of the team, none of them really managing …
Hull City vs Everton Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Hull City vs Everton Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

On May 11th, Everton travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.  This is the final weekend of the Premier League and neither team really has anything riding on this game.  It will be interesting to see what kind of team Steve Bruce fields vs Everton with Hull's FA Cup final vs Arsenal looming on the horizon. With the FA Cup final only six days after this game, Bruce may decide to rest some of his key players …
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