Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland face a difficult encounter at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with the blue half of Merseyside - one of the in-form teams in the Premier League - looking to carry on their fine form in their quest for Champions League qualification. The Black Cats, however, need a miracle to stay up, according to the Uruguayan manager Gustavo Poyet; and will need to start their unlikely survival with three points over the Toffees if they have any chance catching …
Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park on the back of a devastating 4-0 loss in the Merseyside Derby on Tuesday night. With that result, Everton sit in 6th place, two points ahead of Man Utd, one point off Spurs and now four off their local rivals Liverpool. The race for a Champions League place is becoming more intense by the week and The Toffees will feel they need the win in order to keep up with the teams above. …
Liverpool 4-0 Everton | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4-0 Everton | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool produced a thrilling counter-attacking display on home turf to crush an Everton side who retained possession well, threatened throughout, and didn't actually do too much wrong. The three first half goals effectively won Liverpool the game, while Suarez clinching the fourth completely killed off any hope for the Toffees - however it was still a hotly disputed contest until the final whistle. Liverpool Despite Liverpool's star-studded attacking set-up, the defensive line-up will not have filled the fans with optimism …
Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Everton have had a fantastic first half of the season under Roberto Martinez. The Everton players have adapted well to Martinez's approach to the game and in the process, the Toffees are in contention of finishing in fourth place A top four finish is something that Martinez suggested in the summer to the surprise of much of the media, but his teams performances so far this season have backed up his claims. Everton have lost only two games this season, …
Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Everton 3-3 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Everton 3-3 Liverpool | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

The Merseyside derby has thrown up some classic and controversial games in the past, but few in history will compare to this roller-coaster of a game - a thrilling watch for the neutral, but a serious threat to the emotional health of both sets of fans. Due to the way the game unraveled and the nature of the rivalry, there really wasn't too much tactical influence to talk about. It was a game of very few passes from both teams, …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

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

The early kick off on Saturday afternoon will see the 221st edition of the Merseyside derby, as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park. With four places but only three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his Everton side can get the win over their local rivals in his first derby as manager and move up to third place, behind Liverpool only on goal difference. Brendan Rodgers on the other hand …
Everton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Tactical Analysis

Everton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 | Tactical Analysis

The meeting of Everton and Spurs at Goodison Park promised much but delivered relatively little only coming to life in the later stages of the game. It’s fair to say the game won’t feature on any list of the season’s most entertaining games. Line Ups Martinez made one change to the side following the away win against Aston Villa. With Osman making a significant impact from the bench in that game, his reward was a starting position in midfield with …
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