Leon Osman believes the current Everton team is the best since he made his debut a decade ago.
But the midfielder admits the acid test will be for David Moyes' side to maintain their current high standards over an entire campaign. The Toffees are lying fifth in the Barclays Premier League and are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after Monday night's 5-1 win at Cheltenham.
But too often they have failed to fire on all cylinders for a full season and often have had to play catch-up after a poor start. Osman, who was among the scorers at Whaddon Road, said: "I would say this is probably the best Everton team in my time here."
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