Starting Line Up – Hajduk Split (H)

With Sandro Ramirez struggling with injury, Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks set to lead the Everton forward line, building on his own promising start to the new season. Gylfi Sigurdsson will not play as he lacks match fitness, although Everton may use the Icelandic international in the return leg. Everton are likely to play narrow across the [...]

Rooney, Pickford and Gana shine – Player ratings vs Stoke (H)

Jordan Pickford ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Everton have finally found a true successor to the great Neville Southall. Early days indeed, but Pickford has the total command of his penalty area and provided an outstanding save in injury time to keep the Blues ahead. Michael Keane ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another new boy who played well to keep a very physical [...]

Stoke City (H) – The starting 11

The Premier League returns after an almost three month break and with signings, departures and a contract stand-off the Everton starting line-up will look very different from the last day of the 2016/17 season. Pickford, Keane, Klassaan, Rooney and Sandro will all make their Everton Premier League debuts and Cuco Martina could make it six [...]

Will Sandro light up Goodison Park

Sandro Ramirez ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5) Fee: £5.4m Former Club: Malaga At under £6m the signing of Sandro Ramirez represents excellent value for money. A young centre forward with a burgeoning reputation, the former Barcelona front man arrives at Goodison Park on the back of a very successful season playing for Malaga in La Liga. 14 league [...]

Michael Keane, the best signing of the summer?

Michael Keane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) Fee: £30m Former Club: Burnley Chased by Koeman since the January window and by Steve Walsh for considerably longer, Michael Keane was Everton's number one target in the transfer window. At one stage it looked as if his former club Manchester United were going to steal ahead of the Blues to [...]

Klaassen to be a Goodison success story

Davy Klaassen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5) Fee: £23.6m Former Club: Ajax Amsterdam Although Davy Klaassen wasn't at his best in the 2nd leg of the Europa League qualifier against Ruzomberok he demonstrated exactly why Ronald Koeman was so keen to add his productivity to the Everton midfield, with a perfect through ball and assist for Dominic Calvert-Lewin's [...]

Everton have a number one to be proud of!

Jordan Pickford ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) Fee: £25m raising to £30m Former Club: Sunderland As he was a surprising omission from the starting line-up in the first leg of our Europa League qualifying tie against Ruzomberok we have only had a relatively short time to assess our most expensive summer signing. The early signs however are very [...]