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

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

These two teams head into this 3 o’clock kick off looking for three big points as the festive period starts to really kick into high gear. This is the start of what will prove a busy few weeks for these players and both teams will have clear objectives heading into the congestion. Swansea will be looking to consolidate their mid-table standing as they sit happily in tenth position with twenty points already on record. Swansea have often struggled after their …
James McCarthy Impressing at Everton | Stats Analysis

James McCarthy Impressing at Everton | Stats Analysis

More than a few cursory glances greeted the news that Everton had spent the princely sum of £13 million on James McCarthy. Questions surrounded the transfer policy as Roberto Martinez added another player to the ranks with ties to his recently relegated former club. Doubts may exist over the other one-time Wigan purchases, but McCarthy has quickly dispelled any of the question marks accompanying him to Merseyside. Eased into the first team picture by a manager who knows his abilities …
Analyzing Marouane Fellaini and James McCarthy's Deadline Day Deals

Analyzing Marouane Fellaini and James McCarthy's Deadline Day Deals

Few clubs were as busy on transfer deadline day as Roberto Martinez’s Everton.  The Toffees spent all summer casting nervous glances at Old Trafford, where former Everton manager David Moyes held an open interest in Merseyside stars Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.  United’s somewhat bungled transfer window only saw Fellaini join and at the robust price tag of 27 million pounds. With that influx of cash, Martinez turned around and replaced the Belgian with his own former midfielder: James McCarthy …
Is there a young Michael Carrick on the market? Compared to McCarthy

Is there a young Michael Carrick on the market? Compared to McCarthy

Michael Carrick has been rightfully praised for his performances this season and was a major cog in the Manchester United team that won the Premier League title.  Carrick was easily the best midfielder at United and was voted into the PFA team of the year.  Many people make the case that, Michael Carrick was the most important piece in the United puzzle that won them the title.   Teams that want this type of player should look into Wigan's James …