Everton: Can the Toffees continue their winning start?
So far this summer has been an exciting one for all Everton supporters, or at least it should be. Unlike the past few summers, which have been coveted by positives however once the season starts become depressing, this season just feels a little bit different.
Of course this feeling is aided by three big summer arrivals. By big I do not mean very well known or unbelievable players. What I mean is players who have come in without much fuss and will be given time to settle, rather than being brought in on a hurry during the final day of the transfer window.
Another thing that has given fans such positive feelings is Nikica Jelavic. Finally Everton have a striker who they can rely on to consistently score goals throughout the season. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but judging on his performances towards the end of last season, and recently at Aston Villa, the signs are looking good.
When going through Everton's defence, you have to admit they at least have some of the best centre halves and one of the best left backs in the league. Phil Jagielka and Johnny Heitinga are current England and Dutch internationals respectively, while Sylvain Distin adds great pace and experience. While on the left side Leighton Baines adds incredible creativity, defensive assurance and great link up play with his close mate Steven Pienaar down the left hand side.
In midfield Everton are also a strong side: Marouane Fellaini is quickly becoming one of the best central midfielders in the league and Darron Gibson, Leon Osman, Ross Barkley, Francisco Junior and Phil Neville can also contribute massively when called upon.
On the wings there is the newly signed and rejuvenated Steven Pienaar, Magaye Gueye, Kevin Mirallas, Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith. However others can play there as well.
Looking at all these options there really is no surprise at how well Everton have started the season and I would really not be surprised if this does not become one of their best seasons under David Moyes.
But right now all the fans can do is hope our key players stay fit and healthy and pray that no-one leaves on the last day, last hour or minute of the transfer window deadline day.
Calling all Everton fans: The Toffees are notoriously slow starters but this season they have come out of the blocks like Usain Bolt. Can the Blues keep this up and be up their challenging for honours this season? How important is it that Moyes retains his star players in this transfer window? Is there anyone else you would like to see Moyes bring to Goodison? Whatever your views, we'd love to hear from you.
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