Phil McNaulty’s latest blog on the Beeb focuses on the significant improvements made by Everton over the last 12 months. Well worth a read.
Everton move towards two home games with Wigan Athletic and Chelsea before the turn of the year in the Champions League placings and level on points with Arsenal in third.
Goodison Park will welcome the opportunity to urge their players forward with its usual high-octane fervour.
The 2-1 win at West Ham United, fully deserved despite the debate surrounding Leon Osman’s disallowed early goal and two highly contentious red cards for West Ham’s Carlton Cole and Everton midfield man Darron Gibson, exemplified much of their development this season.
Everton have shifted emphasis significantly from their previous image of a hard-working, organised side moulded very much in the image and likeness of their manager. This season, as they were from January last season following the additions of Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic, they have continued to be an attractive, pleasing on the eye team while retaining that resilience. It is a potent combination.
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