The Everton defender Leighton Baines has been one of the best left backs in the world according to the manager David Moyes. The 28-year-old has been in stunning form for both club and country, which has even led to the talk of him replacing Ashley Cole as the main defender for the England national team.
He has been linked with several clubs like Manchester United over the years, while Everton have been holding out for a fee in the region of £ 20 million. The defender was once again at this imperious best in the match against West Brom during the midweek action.
The Everton manager David Moyes has revealed that he will not be making any buys on a permanent basis in the January transfer window because he does not have enough money. Hence, he will have to rely on loan deals in order to strengthen his squad.
David Moyes has always been content with the fact that he does not have a lot of money to spend. This situation has worsened recent years with the club has had a lot of financial difficulties, which have even restricted the ability to bring in replacements for players like Jack Rodwell who have left in the summer.
The Everton manager David Moyes has expressed his displeasure at the way the referee Michael Oliver turned down a number of good shouts for a penalty in the recent 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
The Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham is scheduled for the 22nd December at West Ham’s stadium.
Currently Everton are enjoying a reasonably successful season and are sitting just below fourth in the Premier League and looking to cement a place in the Champions League. This will be no easy ride though with the race looking to be as exciting as the title race itself – at time of writing Arsenal, Everton and WBA are all on 27 points just behind Tottenham in 4th, equal on Chelsea with 29.
The Everton manager David Moyes has said that he will be extremely pleased with Everton finished in the top four at the end of the season, but has said that it will be extremely difficult with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham competing for the same positions.
Everton finished in the top four once in the last decade. The 2005-06 season so Everton finish in this position, but they could not make the most out of it by qualifying for the group stages of the Champions league. Instead, they were knocked out in the play-off round itself.
The Everton manager David Moyes was full of praise for the Everton defender Leighton Baines, who scored the penalty in the 2-2 draw with Wigan during the weekend. Everton were going into the final few minutes of the match starring at another defeat in the season.
Everton manager David Moyes is likely to increase his efforts to sign the Inter Milan player Luc Castaignos after he has secured new transfer funds following the exit of defender Joseph Yobo.
Everton striker Apostolos Vellios has said that he wants to impress the manager David Moyes by continuing the goal scoring form he achieved in a match against Morecambe. Everton played their first pre-season match against Morecambe.
Everton coach Jimmy Lumsden has said that Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is as good as any player in the centre of midfield.
The 18-year-old has become the latest player to come through the ranks at Everton. He has managed to overshadow Jack Rodwell, who has suffered a string of hamstring injuries.
As a result, the spotlight is now on Ross Barkley, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. Even as he made his senior team debut for Everton, he has been linked with a move to a big Premier league club.
Everton assistant manager Steve Round has said that his team were denied a clear-cut penalty in the recent 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers during the second.
Even though there is nothing to play for the remaining two matches of the season for Everton, David Moyes will be hoping that his club finished above archrivals Liverpool in the table after many years.
Everton will be facing Sunderland on the last day of the season. Liverpool are four points behind Everton in the race for the seventh position, but they have an advantage in the form of an extra game.