Accounts from matches by our editorial team and featured correspondents
Lyndon Lloyd : 20/01/2019
If you didn’t know better, you would have said on this evidence that it was Everton who were the ones haunted by the threat of the drop and had just been through a 120-minute cup tie in midweek
Michael Kenrick : 19/01/2019
Everton had no real answers to the greater energy, stronger desire, and a clearer focus on scoring goals by Southampton under their new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Lyndon Lloyd : 13/01/2019
An ugly victory that masked some continuing issues but a victory nonetheless which will hopefully inject some confidence into the Blues’ veins
Michael Kenrick : 13/01/2019
A last-minute goal from sub Calvert-Lewin made the scoreline much more respectable than they deserved after this feisty fractious encounter that saw five yellow cards for the Blues.
Dave Williams : 09/01/2019
A comfortable win I thought, though I was biting my new Christmas gloves when they got the corner in added time.
Paul Traill : 06/01/2019
If we were more clinical our passage may have been more comfortable but that for me has been our biggest problem all season
Lyndon Lloyd : 05/01/2019
In the cup, the final score is always paramount but in view of the calibre of the opposition, this should have been a lot more convincing than it was
Michael Kenrick : 05/01/2019
Everton made a brilliant start with two goals inside the first 15 minutes, only to sit back and allow Lincoln to dominate until the break.
Paul Traill : 01/01/2019
While the performance was by no means good enough, I felt the lads looked fatigued. With so many games so quickly, it lessens the preparation time between games and offers limited time to work on correcting mistakes and trying new ideas.
Lyndon Lloyd : 01/01/2019
If 2019 is to be the year where the latest Everton project begins to bear fruit, there was precious little evidence of it during this dire New Year’s Day lunchtime kick-off.
Michael Kenrick : 01/01/2019
Everton put on a terrible display to lose the first game of 2019 on a dismal New Year’s Day at Goodison Park.
Lyndon Lloyd : 29/12/2018
This trip to Brighton was every bit as difficult as it promised to be beforehand but too many players aren’t producing where it counts and as long as that continues, the more frustrating this season will continue to be
Michael Kenrick : 29/12/2018
Everton forged a number of good chances in a tough first-half at Brighton only to give up a goal to failed zonal marking on a corner.
Lyndon Lloyd : 26/12/2018
Everton came off the mat swinging after getting floored by Spurs to thrash Burnley and recover some self respect.
Michael Kenrick : 26/12/2018
Everton produced a fantastic response to Sunday's embarrassment, with three goals inside the first quarter of the game at Turf Moor, ending with five
Lyndon Lloyd : 24/12/2018
A miserable reality check that left any notion that Marco Silva’s nascent Everton revolution was at the point where it could challenge the top six in tatters for the time being
Michael Kenrick : 23/12/2018
Everton took the lead well only to gift four goals to Tottenham in a depressing show of seasonable generosity at Goodison Park
Lyndon Lloyd : 15/12/2018
Manchester City had too much for them in the end but, with better finishing, Everton could have made much more of a contest of this one than they eventually did
Michael Kenrick : 15/12/2018
Everton start brilliantly, squandering a fantastic chance, giving up a poor goal, and then struggling not to be overrun.
Lyndon Lloyd : 10/12/2018
Lucas Digne scored a stunner but it failed to gloss over a sub-standard Everton performance that points to more work ahead for Marco Silva
Paul Traill : 11/12/2018
What is the reasoning behind our dip inform these last two games? I blame the Merseyside derby. I think that cruellest of endings has flattened our players and they’ve gone from buoyant to befuddled.
Lyndon Lloyd : 06/12/2018
As it was, the spoils were shared and there’s no way to look at it from the Everton point of view other than as two points lost in the context of their recent home form and their top-six aspirations.
Lyndon Lloyd : 02/12/2018
The tragedy of the final result was that Klopps’s side were there for the taking if Everton had just been able to get their act together long enough going forward after the interval
Michael Kenrick : 02/12/2018
Everton missed two brilliant chances, both headers for Mina and Gomes, in a very competitive first half at Anfield only for Pickford to gift them a goal at the death
Paul Traill : 25/11/2018
It’s a game we’d never have won last season, one we may not have in the early parts of this season, and it’s great to see a big defensive improvement. When we were so tame defending corner kicks in our first few games, you really felt the rot had set in, but credit to Marco, he must have worked on this and has learnt from this and now, nobody is complaining about zonal marking anymore.
Lyndon Lloyd : 24/11/2018
No match is easy in England’s top flight anymore but once again Everton got the job done without really getting into anything like top gear
Michael Kenrick : 24/11/2018
Everton return to Premier League action with a home game against Cardiff this weekend with an unchanged side that started at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.
Lyndon Lloyd : 11/11/2018
Though things didn’t quite come together in the attacking third as the manager would have hoped or the impressively vocal travelling fans might have dreamed this result and the display that underpinned it are evidence of further progress in the Portuguese’s nascent tenure
Michael Kenrick : 11/11/2018
Everton endured their toughest test to date this season when they stopped Chelsea scoring at Stamford Bridge, but lacked the guile needed to win the game.
Paul Traill : 04/11/2018
Everton, especially in the second half, ripped Brighton apart in what was as fine a 45 minutes I’ve seen from the Blues in some time.
Lyndon Lloyd : 03/11/2018
A handsome win and yet you feel there is still quite a bit of unfulfilled potential in this team which is pretty exciting for the future under Marco Silva
Michael Kenrick : 03/11/2018
Three excellent goals, two from Richarlison and one from Coleman, sealed the win over a resistant Seagulls side.
Lyndon Lloyd : 28/10/2018
Ultimately, it was another dispiriting loss at Old Trafford but with enough to keep alive the hope and belief that Everton are moving in the right direction under Silva
Michael Kenrick : 28/10/2018
Everton produce an ultimately disappointing display by failing to beat a very beatable Manchester United side on their turf.
Paul Traill : 21/10/2018
With time receding and Everton on the front foot, Lookman picked up the ball at the edge of the penalty area and crossed, Calvert-Lewin, despite Wayne Hennessey getting a hand to it, heading the ball into the net and triggering jubilant scenes in the stands.
Michael Kenrick : 21/10/2018
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun both came on to score late goals as Crystal Palace make it very difficult, Pickford saving a penalty won by Zaha.
Lyndon Lloyd : 06/10/2018
It may have taken a world-class goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson but Everton were full value for their first away win under Marco Silva
Michael Kenrick : 06/10/2018
Everton got off to a brilliant start at Leicester with Bernard's trickery setting up a fine finish for Richarlison after just 7 minutes. But the second from Sigurdsson was a worldie.
Paul Traill : 02/10/2018
There was a sad inevitability about Theo’s spot kick being saved, and it wasn’t a great effort. The keeper guessed right and stopped it. As Cedric walked up to take the final penalty I noticed several people already leaving in the Park End. Truth be told, had my seat been nearer the aisle than it is I’d perhaps have done the same. Cedric scoring was as inevitable as Silva making so many changes to the team.
Paul Traill : 30/09/2018
Overall, a nice win and an important one. As we have in our last two games, Fulham will rue them missed chances in the first half. The Premier League is unforgiving and if you miss your chances you are usually punished. Let’s hope this win can be a catalyst for us to be more clinical with our opportunities moving forward.
Lyndon Lloyd : 29/09/2018
While far from fully convincing, this was an important result that can provide a catalyst from which to get some forward momentum on the season
Michael Kenrick : 29/09/2018
Sigurdsson finally delivered after missing a penalty but scoring two fine goals, Cenk Tosun getting his first of the season.
Lyndon Lloyd : 24/09/2018
Ultimately, this was a routine result for this particular fixture in scoreline only and 2-0 was harsh on an Everton team that had done more than enough to earn at least a point
Michael Kenrick : 23/09/2018
Everton took the game to Arsenal brilliantly in the first half but crucially failed to score, and the inevitable happens in the second half.
Lyndon Lloyd : 16/09/2018
This was very much a story of contrasting individual stories and it throws up a slew of talking points about just how strong Marco Silva’s team actually is and whether the system favoured up to this point — not to mention the personnel within it — has any future
Michael Kenrick : 16/09/2018
Everton self-destruct with two horrible goals given away in a shockingly awful first-half display against the bottom side.
Dave Williams : 02/09/2018
Back in the house by 11:15 pm – a very long day and the fact that what I talked about when I got in was meeting Tony Bellew says it all about the football.
Paul Traill : 02/09/2018
A poor performance, the worst in five games, but we all need to understand that this is going to take a lot of time
Michael Kenrick : 01/09/2018
Everton went behind all too easily off another corner but responded immediately through Calvert-Lewin, yet they could not break through again in a dreadful second half.
Paul Traill : 30/08/2018
There was enough quality on the pitch to ensure our place in the third round was sealed, thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson tap-in and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Steve Ferns : 27/08/2018
So many positives to take from the game, but it was far from perfect. We will be better than this. This is all about progression.
Lyndon Lloyd : 25/08/2018
Rome wasn’t built in a day and Everton won’t be rebuilt over the course of a summer, a couple of transfer windows or even a season but this felt like another big missed opportunity nonetheless
Michael Kenrick : 25/08/2018
A crazy game on the south coast, ended in stalemate with a player from each side sent off and Keane stretchered off.
Steve Ferns : 20/08/2018
After the horror shows in pre-season, it was good to see the old guard perform so well with just the addition of Richarlison and this gives so much hope for the future as the big signings break into the first XI, and everyone gets to grips with Silva's tactics, and his coaching continues to improve players.
Paul Traill : 19/08/2018
A good and deserved win with good football played at times. With our new players still to be integrated, you have to be excited about what we might be able to do this season.
Lyndon Lloyd : 18/08/2018
What’s really exciting for Evertonians is that, really like the team’s performance as a whole, you get the sense there is much, much more to come from Richarlison who already has three goals to his name.
Michael Kenrick : 18/08/2018
Marco Silva orchestrated a splendid start to his first home Premier League fixture as Everton put two finely worked goals past Southampton.
Lyndon Lloyd : 12/08/2018
It may not have ended up that way in this game but it looks like Everton have a bona fide match-winner in Richarlison. Even better, four of Silva’s signings have yet to make their first appearances. It feels like things are just getting started…
Michael Kenrick : 11/08/2018
Everton's 2018-19 Premier League campaign began with a draw in front of the BT cameras in the late-afternoon kick-off at Molineux against newly-promoted Wolves.