The friendly, which kicked off at 11am local time (7am in the UK), resulted in a 4-0 victory for Everton. Valencia scored twice with Kone and Barkley also on the scoresheet. Hewelt saved a penalty for the Blues, who will now head back to Merseyside to prepare for the visit of Sunderland.
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1 Posted 17/02/2017 at 07:49:11
2 Posted 17/02/2017 at 08:12:08
3 Posted 17/02/2017 at 09:59:20
4 Posted 17/02/2017 at 11:01:42
Not sure why he hasn't been given much of a chance up front in games where Lukaku has gone missing. Even if it's just for the last 10 mins to see if he can provide something different to Rom.
5 Posted 17/02/2017 at 11:08:12
6 Posted 17/02/2017 at 11:56:12
7 Posted 17/02/2017 at 12:06:11
8 Posted 17/02/2017 at 14:46:36
9 Posted 17/02/2017 at 15:12:46
Connolly is on loan at Wigan and plays fullback.
Galloway is on loan at WBA.
As much as I encourage the use of the younger lads throwing those two in the centre of defence till the end of season would be a bold move indeed.
10 Posted 17/02/2017 at 17:01:32
11 Posted 17/02/2017 at 17:09:22
13 Posted 17/02/2017 at 17:40:19
Tongue firmly in cheek, but I still think we can slot players in should Rom miss a game. Hopefully Rom will stay fit, but some over react at the thought of Rom getting injured.
14 Posted 17/02/2017 at 17:56:04
15 Posted 17/02/2017 at 19:10:15
16 Posted 17/02/2017 at 19:13:46
17 Posted 17/02/2017 at 22:08:41
What I will say is there's room for improvement, a great striker will score in tight games, will get you that three points, there's no doubting his goal scoring, but how many of his goals come in a 1-0 win when we need that goal?
People are assuming without Lukaku we will struggle, who knows? If we play the likes of Valencia, Lookman or even Mirallas our style of play will change, less off the hoof up field and more playing through the middle just might get those all important goals.
I am not slating Lukaku off for one minute, he certainly is one of the better strikers we have had, but for some to think we are up shit creek if he picks up a knock, that's where I disagree.
18 Posted 17/02/2017 at 22:46:31
19 Posted 17/02/2017 at 22:54:09
20 Posted 18/02/2017 at 13:59:14
22 Posted 20/02/2017 at 15:21:23
Connolly plays anywhere along the back four and is on loan at Wigan;
Galloway plays anywhere left side and is on loan at WBA though not playing;
Browning plays centre-back or right-back and is on loan at Preston;
Jones plays anywhere right side and is on loan at Barnsley.
That is 4 of our young defenders out on loan and are doing well except for Galloway who is not selected for some reason.