Everton are the only team who haven’t lost a game this season in the Barclay’s Premier League. The Toffees are looking strong under Roberto Martinez after the new boss pulled off a string of top deals in the summer transfer window.

Here are five players I think are vital to Everton this season:

Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry is an experienced central midfielder who has a number of caps for the England national team and also has a Premier League winner's medal under his belt. The England international will sit and protect the back four and will strengthen the core of the Everton team.

Romelu Lukaku

Arguably Chelsea’s best centre forward but if Everton keep him fit and scoring goals then I don’t see why the Toffees can’t go on and challenge for that all-important Champions League place. Lukaku is big, strong and quick. And most importantly, he knows where the back of the net is.

Ross Barkley

The 19-year-old has made a great start to the season after scoring against both Norwich and Newcastle. The Goodison Park faithful have taken to the youngster quickly, especially as Everton boss has compared him to Paul Gascoigne with his wonderful balance and tremendous dribbling ability.

Leighton Baines

Baines is the complete player. He not only has a die hard attitude when it comes to defending, but has a willingness to get forward and attack, resulting in a big tally of goals and assists. The England international is also a free kick specialist, recently scoring two at Upton Park.

Phil Jagielka

The Everton captain has been a rock at the back so far this season, grinding out results and evidently keeping out the opposition. Not only is he an international-standard centre back, but he's a commander on the pitch. With Jagielka, Barry and Lukaku down the spine of the team, I think Everton will be able to compete with the big boys this season.

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