Koeman says Barkley’s omission against Manchester City should act as a “wake-up call.” Barkley, who has already lost his place in the England squad, was an unused substitute in the game.
He was okay, very disappointed but you need to be disappointed if you don’t start. In my opinion it was the best lineup to have the best chance at Manchester City last week. If I am not totally happy or it’s a tactical question then he doesn’t start. I still believe in his qualities but maybe its a good wake-up call for him last weekend. He is already playing four years in the first team. You are not any more ‘a talent.’ That means you need to show more and improve.
Crystal palace win at Goodison Park with goals from Mile Jedinak, who scores from penalty spot in the 30th minute, Frazier Campbell in the 54th minute, and Yannick Bolasie in the 69th. Everton get in the lead in the 9th minute through Romelo Lukaku and get their second from Leiton Baines who scores an 83rd minute penalty. Martinez:
The penalty was an incredible reward for Palace and from then on the mental change allowed Palace to have a lot of belief and to change the game. It was very uncharacteristic of us to concede three goals with three errors, but even then the character was incredible and we almost managed to get something out of the game.
Everton win through Romelo Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas, who score in the second and 66th minutes of the game, respectively. Albion try to respond through a Saido Berahino’s effort, but the ball is deflected off goal course. Irvine:
We’re all frustrated, we all wanted a really good result. You talk about two international players and they don’t normally make those mistakes. They are devastated and will be hurting for next few days.
It’s important we get good results while building a team. They are working extremely hard to try to get that.
Chelsea lead the game in the first ten minutes through Diego Costa who scores in the first minute followed by Branslav Ivanovich in the third. Kevin Mirallas retrieves one for Everton in the 45th minute. In the second half Chelsea get an own goal from Seamus Coleman in the 67th minute. Two minutes later Stephen Naismith registers one for Everton. Nemanja Matic hits another for Chelsea in the 74th and two minutes later new signing Samuel Eto’o makes it three for his side. Within a minute Santos Ramires makes it six. Terry:
He’s literally got everything, He’s been brilliant and he’s off to a flying start. … To come here and get the win, and the manner in which we’ve done it I think was incredible.
Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison Park with an early kick-off time of 12:30 pm. The Blues already have two wins from their first two games. Everton have 49 wins over Chelsea while Chelsea have 54, both teams have drawn 47 times. Diego Costa is doubtful for the game after missing two days training. Jonathan Moss is referee. Mourinho:
We are trying everything for him to play tomorrow. He didn’t train for the last two days.
Eto’o signs a two-year contract with Everton after he is released by Chelsea. The former Cameroonian International completes his free transfer to Goodison Park and is to debut against his former club. He is a Champions League winner and has scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for his former club. The striker’s squad number is 5.
I had the chance to speak with the manager over the last few days and we agreed that this was what we would do.I was impressed with his enthusiasm but also by the knowledge of football that Roberto Martinez carries, his vision of football and how he reads football. I still think I can learn a great deal from him here
Olivier Giroud snatches a point for arsenal in a dramatic draw after first half goals from Seamus Coleman and Stephen Naismith put Roberto Martinez’s side in command. He comes on as substitute to equalise for his side in the 90th minute after Aaron Ramsey’s opener in the second half.
At two goals down we gave a great response, we showed a complete desire to come back
Atsu signs for Everton from Chelsea. The winger goes to the club on a season-long loan deal. His squad number is 19.
Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream. This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it’s a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we’re going to be successful this season.
Naismith reiterates the clubs desire to secure a top four finish. Naismith believe this season Everton have a more complete squad..
We’ve got a great squad full of fantastic players and we’re gelling every week we’re together under the manager.We’ve had a full year of working under him and knowing what is expected so we’ll hopefully push on and better what we achieved last season.
Lukaku signs for the Goodison park club from Chelsea for £28 million. The Belgian plays the role of striker and his squad number is 10. He has been playing for Everton on loan and realises he gets more chances to play than at Chelsea.
I don’t have any regrets. I am very happy with the choices I’ve made. Sometimes things like this happen in football. Sometimes it’s not meant to be. Chelsea are a big club and when I arrived I was 18. I was very ambitious. They taught me how to be a professional, a work ethic and a winning mentality. It is a great football club. I wouldn’t say anything bad about that club but I didn’t want to on the bench for 10 years
Besic signs a five-year contract with Everton from Ferencvaros for £4 million. The Bosnia and Hezegovina U21 international is Everton’s second summer signing . He plays the role of midfielder and his shirt number is 17. Martinez:
He showed in the World Cup that he is a really mature footballer, that he covers the ground really well, that he is very dynamic and technically very gifted. He is bringing us really good strength in an important part of the side.
Barry signs a three-year contract with Everton from Manchester city. The former England midfielder has been at the club on loan until his contract at City expired. He becomes the club’s first summer signing.
I’m delighted now that everything is signed and I’m going to be spending the next few years at Everton.
Liverpool win the League Cup for an incredible 4th year running. Again, a replay is required after a 0-0 draw at Wembley. Graeme Souness nets the winner in front of 52,089 at Maine Road, Manchester.
Aston Villa win their third League Cup in their fifth final. It takes three games and two periods of extra time to seperate the teams. The first tie at Wembley ends 0-0. The first replay at Hillsborough is a 1-1 stalemate after extra time. Villa finally triumph in the second replay in front of 54,749 at Old Trafford thanks to two goals from Brian Little and a 40 yard thunderbolt from Chris Nicholl.