Information relating to Everton‘s current league season, the 2014-15 campaign in the English Premier League
After signing Romelu Lukaku for £28m, adding Muhamed Besic to the squad, and making Gareth Barry a permanent addition to the team, Roberto Martinez’s side set about improving on the fifth place finish from the 2013-14 season.
A poor pre-season – results wise – finished in Germany against newly promoted Paderborn and with World Cup players like Kevin Mirallas and new boy Lukaku yet to play a minute of football.
Both were available for the opening day draw away at Leicester as the Blues repeated their opening day result from the previous Premier League season courtesy of goals from Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith.
The Blues threw away three points in the first home game of the season, as after leading Arsenal 2-0, the Gunners were allowed to score twice in the last seven minutes to clinch a point, but worse was yet to come. Everton’s 3-6 reverse at home to Chelsea just before the international break set a very downbeat tone with no football of any consequence to concentrate on before the visit to West Brom.