Man for man, Everton think has one of the best teams in the Premier League in terms of its quality and the chemistry they possess as a group, one would assume.
Strength in depth
They are strong in every position on the pitch, with players like Tim Howard between the sticks, Phil Jagielka and John Stones in the heart of defence. On top of that they boast arguably the best full backs in the league in Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman, and their midfield is strong through young Ross Barkley and Gareth Barry.
Spearheading their attack they have Steven Naismith to push the team forward, with Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku also ranking amongst serious threats to the opposition.
Man for man that has to be one of the strongest teams out there today in the Premier League; it’s almost certainly the best group of players Everton have ever possessed at one time, that’s for sure.
Tim Howard - A strong reliable goalkeeper who likes to keep his team in check and always has his players' backs. You certainly wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him.
Leighton Baines – Now England’s first choice left back after the international departure of veteran Ashley Cole, he is consistent and always has a goal in him, which is a rare commodity for someone in his position.
Shamus Coleman – An attacking fullback who likes to get forward and certainly doesn’t mind a tackle. As a result he links up well with the rest of his back line.
Phil Jagielka – An experienced centre half with an amazing strike on him on his day, take the Liverpool goal a few weeks back for a tasty example.
John Stones – A young defender trying to cement his place in the first team, great potential and not too far away.
Ross Barkley – One of the Premier League’s hottest commodities, already cemented his place in the national team and is a fan favourite. Easily one of the most technically gifted footballers in the division today, and at such a young age.
Samuel Eto’o – Age is only a number sometimes and Eto'o is certainly proving that. Providing a great blend of youth and experience to a powerful Everton side to be one day, his link up play with Lukaku is always of a quality standard, a sign of a true striker.
Romelu Lukaku – Everton’s number 10, record breaking signing for the club and an amazing talent. His feet do the talking and although may be inconsistent at times, on his day he is capable of almost anything and is unplayable. Also at a young age.
Roberto Martinez knows what he has in this potentially deadly Everton side and seems to have slapped a high price tag on it – especially if you consider the reports that he has put a minimum valuation of £50 million on the young Barkley if anyone were to be interested.
In order to grow and move forward as a team they need to keep their squad together and stay consistent. Nurturing young talents like Lukaku and Barkley and trying to keep them from straying away is of paramount importance. With a potential Champions League spot up for grabs if they can keep their Europa league form up, who knows what they are capable of?