Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Belgium v Republic of Ireland Preview | Team News and Key Men

Belgium v Republic of Ireland Preview | Team News and Key Men

Belgium will face the Republic of Ireland in what could be a pivotal encounter in Group E that may decide the fate of Marc Wilmots' side after their opening round loss to Italy. It was not the scoreline or the result that may have troubled the Red Devils but it was the manner in which they collectively failed against an organised and well drilled Azzurri outfit masterminded by Antonio Conte. Although, the next two games, including the one on Saturday …
West Ham vs Everton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

West Ham vs Everton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Players

Everton put in the performance of the week with an impressive 6-2 win over struggling Sunderland on the last match day. They travel to Upton Park for their next fixture to face West Ham who were stunned by Watford. Having garnered 11 points in the last 6 games from a possible 18 compared to Everton’s 8, West Ham are in better form, but will need to steady the wobbling ship to harbour any hope of European Football. Team News West …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Everton welcome their fiercest rivals Liverpool on Sunday for the 102nd time on Sunday. While the Reds have been the more dominant side of the two in recent years, Everton go into this game better placed in the league table and higher on confidence. Interestingly, both the teams won their last league game with an identical 3-2 scoreline. However, it was Everton's come from behind win at The Hawthorns that grabbed everyone's eye. Team News Everton John Stones who has …
Player Analysis: James McCarthy vs Lille

Player Analysis: James McCarthy vs Lille

Everton's Europa League campaign in the Group Stages has been a success, after the Toffees eased past Lille 3-0 at Goodison Park. The game began at a fast pace with Everton on the attack instantly and fully deserved to go ahead with Leon Osman firing in from close-range. Everton soon went two-ahead, a great corner from Aiden McGeady was headed home from Phil Jagielka. The Blues ended the game in the second-half, Steven Naismith scoring from close-range to make it …
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 …
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 …
Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Hull City

Doing the bulk of the unsung work in front of the Everton back four, as others grab the headlines, Gareth Barry usually slips under the proverbial radar. This was not the case against Hull on Saturday, however, as Barry found himself at the centre of a number of potentially game-changing incidents. Danny Graham and Sone Aluko found themselves on the floor after Barry intervened, although neither tackle warranted the intense scrutiny demanded by Steve Bruce. Barry also played a telling …
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