Barry inspires, McGeady checks in, and the squad is tested to its limits.
Stones and Alcaraz impress again, and what to do with Jelavic?
The festive period could come to define the Toffees’ pursuit of European football this season.
Should we be worrying about Everton’s reliance on loan signings?
1. Everton were as potent in attack… 2. … As they were fragile against set pieces. 3. Lukaku delivers when it counts. 4. Mirallas leaves his mark on the derby… […]
It remains difficult to draw conclusions from Everton’s start to the season.
A poor game, some poor performances, and some terrible refereeing.
Tim Howard saves the day, Lukaku wins the battle of the Belgians and Leon Osman proves his worth.
Expectations need to be managed, Baines misses Pienaar and Barkley is human after all.
An excellent first half performance from Everton secured all three points, but the Toffees had to survive a nervy finish against Newcastle.