2014/15 Season Preview: Everton

2014/15 Season Preview: Everton

We are just a few days from Everton kicking-off their Premier League season away to Leicester City. Despite a winless pre-season, Everton fans are still confident off a successful season under Roberto Martinez. New deals for John Stones, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley were a high point for Everton during the summer, plus the signings of Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku made it a very successful transfer window for the Blues. Will the £28mil pay off? Can Everton …
Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

In a fairly entertaining match between two sides who press and pass well, value possession and play in a proactive, eye-pleasing style, two moments of individual mistakes handed Southampton three points and likely ended Everton's dream of a top four finish and Champions League football. The Saints came into this home tie having picked up just four points from their last five matches but did lose out to Cardiff and Spurs by just one goal and despite having nothing to …
Early Look at Premier League Team of the Year | Hazard, Ramsey, Suarez & Sturridge

Early Look at Premier League Team of the Year | Hazard, Ramsey, Suarez & Sturridge

As we near the beginning of spring and league tables throughout the country take shape, the talk will soon head towards who the best players of the season have been. Playing in a 4-2-2-2 formation, similar to Manchester City’s system, this is an early look at the Premier League team of the season so far. Wojciech Szczesny After some difficult seasons, where he saw his mental toughness questioned and was dropped for big games, Szczesny has begun to fulfil the …
Player Season Review - Kyle Walker

Player Season Review - Kyle Walker

With just one Premier League game missed so far this season for Tottenham Hotspur, Kyle Walker has had his most impressive season at right back since his debut campaign for Harry Redknapp in the 2011/2012 season, where they would have qualified for Champions League football, if not for Didier Drogba's heroics in Munich. The former Sheffield United youth product has played 25 out of Spurs' 26 Premier League games so far this campaign - missing out on their 3-0 win …
Everton vs Sunderland Preview | Facts, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Sunderland Preview | Facts, Stats & Key Men

Everton welcome Sunderland to Goodison Park on Thursday as one of eight 3pm kick offs. The Toffees have performed excellently this season having only lost one of their seventeen Premier League games this season, undefeated in their last ten. As such they sit fourth in the league and were it not for their seven draws (the joint highest with West Brom) could be even higher. Conversely Sunderland sit bottom on the bottom have just broken into double figures in Premier …
Everton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis

Everton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion | Tactical Analysis

Roberto Martinez failed to begin his competitive career at Goodison with a win despite his Everton side dominating Albion in a reasonably entertaining 0-0 draw. The away side defended well but offered little in attack themselves with Everton only really increasing the tempo of the game in the second half. A dry pitch and hot conditions perhaps slowing the game down in the opening period. Line Ups Martinez named an unchanged starting eleven from the side that drew away to …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Everton: Hibbert Over Coleman vs. Liverpool | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton: Hibbert Over Coleman vs. Liverpool | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton's unusually positive start to the season will have its foundations tested when arch-rivals Liverpool make the short trip to Goodison Park on Sunday. This fixture carries considerable baggage for the natives of Merseyside and every surrounding aspect before, during and after the contest will be intensely scrutinised long after the game. From tactics to systems, refereeing decisions and, of course, managerial selections. For Everton this week, the spotlight has generally surrounded who best replaces the banned Steven Pienaar, and …