DF Previews…

Richie previews his teams upcoming season.


Manager: Marco Silva

Last season: 8th   

key player 

Andre Gomes, he ran almost every game he played in last season, including the Derby at Anfield, best footballer I’ve seen in an Everton shirt for years. Never looks under pressure and has a nasty streak so he’s not shy putting his foot in. Absolute bargain at £22 MM.


Gomes, Delph and Lossl 

Have to say Gomes again. £22MM is nothing these days and for someone who would get into most teams midfield, it’s an absolute snip. I think Delph is a great signing too and again a proper bargain. £9MM for someone who has captained England, played for the Champions regularly and who’s attitude and experience will be so valuable .


Although I rate Calvert-Lewin very highly I don’t think he will score enough goals to push us on to the next level.

That said, if we are going to buy a striker then it has to be a proven Premier League goal scorer like Diego Costa, not pay over the odds for someone who ‘might’ do ok. I would still keep Calvert-Lewin involved though as he offers so much more than just goals.


I think it’s a massive opportunity for the likes of us, Leicester, Wolves and maybe even West Ham to push for a top 6 and maybe even a top 4 finish.

Man Utd need players, Arsenal only have 2 players I’d take and Chelsea have took a gamble on Lampard. It’s a huge opportunity and one I hope that we can take.


Liverpool at Anfield.

I love and hate this fixture in equal measure as the derby is the only game that makes me nervous, plus the fact we haven’t won there since the nineties will make it even better if we do.


FA Cup or Carabao Cup.

I expect to win one of these. We need to go all out to win something as it’s been too long. We should field a full strength side in every game, winning games and having a cup run can only breed confidence which would hopefully then run on into the league form.games and having a cup 

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