Gareth Barry and Samuel Eto'o are in the starting line-up for Everton's match at Southampton. McCarthy, Hibbert, Osman, Gibson, Atsu and Mirallas are all out injured. Lukaku inadvertently gave Southampton the lead before Pelle scored a soft second goal and it was game over when Yoshida powered in a third goal against a dismal Everton side.
Steven Naismith has put pen to paper on a three-year extension to his Everton contract that ties him to the club until 2019. The new deal is recognition of his impressive form under Roberto Martinez where he has flourished in a central attacking role behind Romelu Lukaku.
Steven Naismith says that Ross Barkley should be given the time and room to develop without the burden of expectation that usually gets put on the nation's young stars. The 21 year-old made the headlines again with his impressive goal and all-round display against QPR on Monday night but his Scottish teammate warns that it may be a few years before Barkley achieves consistency in his performances.