Qualifying for the Europa Cup 2nd Knockout Round was the biggest priority and unfortunately, we've had a bit of trouble with doing that. The Premier League was quite a mixed bag, some games we played fantastically, and some games we played absolute horribly. Our campaign in the FA Cup came to an abrupt end in only the 4th round. Since we won the FA Cup and Capital One, we've declined drastically in recent years.
We had a great 7 win streak in all competitions, however, winning against teams we should be winning against. The only likely challenge would have been Liverpool, but we defeated them 2-0. We lost 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League Knockout Stage, but we brought it back at home 3-1 to put us into the 2nd Knockout Round where we will meet Catania. We drew to Manchester City, which I actually consider a success due to us being focused on other things.
I was very unsure about this player when I purchased him in the Summer transfer window and barely played him. He had only 3 league appearances until December, I decided to give him a chance and I've never looked back. He's slotted into the midfield in a rotational methods featuring Will Hughes, James Milner, Youri Tielemans, Steve Sidwell and Geoff Cameron. Youri has retained the highest passing percentage of 84%.
Appearances - 21
Goals - 1
Assists - 8
Player Of The Match - 2
Average Rating - 7.31
Ruben Duarte (8M)
John Souttar (10M)
Eder Alvarez Balanta (30M)
We are in a good position in getting Champions League football this season, meaning we would get more funds to compete for the title next season. It will be very unlikely that we don't qualify for Champions League as Chelsea are 8 points behind. Everton continue to be disappointing under manager Roberto Martinez.