Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Generally, a Merseyside derby is a marquee event in the Premier League calendar, at least for the fans of the two teams. But this season, from Liverpool’s perspective it feels more like an ill-timed intermission in an engrossing film that the Champions League quarter finals promise to be. From Everton’s point of view, the season is more or less over, as even the bragging rights of finishing above the Reds are beyond their reach. But, that does not mean that …
Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Will Williams and Kone improve the Everton defence?

Everton have had a frustrating transfer window and the sale of John Stones for £47.5m has created a need for defensive reinforcements. Ashley Williams joined on Wednesday for a fee of £12m, which is a good addition and adds some much needed leadership to the defence. They are also looking for another centre back to strengthen the squad, with Lamine Kone a priority target. Everton have already had an £18m bid turned down for the Sunderland defender and could return …
Everton vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

It is a credit to Southampton that with 8 games remaining in the season they are still only 6 points off a potential Champions League spot. Immediately blocking their path is a trip Goodison Park against an, almost resurgent, Everton side. In their last 2 fixtures Everton managed to pick up 2 victories, the first time they have achieved a run of 2 consecutive League wins since October. Southampton’s recent wins over Burnley and Crystal Palace, as well as the 1-1 …
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

On Monday night, Goodison Park will play host to Tony Pulis and his new side West Bromwich Albion. Roberto Martinez and his side desperately need to start putting wins back on the board and would’ve been looking at the visit of West Brom as a prime opportunity to start doing so. However, Tony Pulis was appointed the new Baggies manager on New Year's Day, and the former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager's track record speaks for itself. In his first …
Everton vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Following the FA cup fixtures just past Goodison Park will treat us to a visit from the Champions.  You would be hard pressed to find two teams of more polarizing form facing each other. While Manchester City haven’t been beaten since October, winning 5 of their last 6 fixtures allowing them to equal Chelsea’s points tally the home sides fortunes have been quite different. The blue half of Merseyside have struggled to recapture their startling form of last season that …
What's Happened To Everton?

What's Happened To Everton?

Last season Roberto Martinez took Everton to dizzying heights. Throughout the campaign they looked like they were going to be the men to break top 4 and end Arsenal’s consecutive seasons in the qualification positions. Martinez himself was earning his plaudits, some comparing his fortune with Everton to David Moyes and his misfortune at Man United even begging the question “Should United have hired Martinez instead?” It wasn’t such a wild notion, Everton were playing some wonderful football. It appeared …
Will The Europa League Hinder Everton This Season?

Will The Europa League Hinder Everton This Season?

Every year the debate starts about how European football can affect teams, especially those who aren't used to the extra matches. This is a crucial reason I expect it to play a big part in Everton's season. Last season, they were admired for their fearless approach and attacking style of play, which brought in praise, especially for manager Roberto Martinez, but a shaky start to the season suggests that they could be in for an uncomfortable campaign, after picking up …
Everton 2 Manchester United 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 2 Manchester United 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

David Moyes' return to Goodison Park for the first time as manager of Manchester United ended up being the match in which his side was officially eliminated from the possibility of a top four finish and Champions League football next season. There was practically no hope that a top four finish could be achieved anyway, but it is ironic it became official against his old side, Everton. An Everton team that stepped onto the pitch knowing they needed three points …