Club guide: Everton

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Title: 150-1 Relegation: 66-1 Sack Race: 40-1



M Gueye (Strasbourg, £900,000), J Silva (CD Aves, £500,000), J Beckford (Leeds, free), J Mucha (Legia Warsaw, free)

total spent: £1.4m


L Jutkiewicz (Coventry City, £200,000), J Ruddy (Norwich City, undisc), D Gosling (Newcastle, free)

total made: £200,000

Player to watch

Jack Rodwell. The midfielder will come under particular scrutiny and should soon receive a chance with the senior England squad if his development continues at current rate.

Squad worries

Unclear how well cheap new signings from home (Beckford) and abroad (Gueye, Mucha, Silva), will fare in the Premier League.

Manager speak

David Moyes remains hamstrung by lack of serious money and his achievements are all the moreworthy because of it.

Story of the summer

The storming finish to the last campaign continued as Moyes’ side enjoyed a fine pre-season. Tim Cahill has shrugged off a disappointing World Cup and keeping Mikel Arteta and Steven Pienaar (so far) leaves fans hopeful.

Last season 8th

Strong second half of campaign with only two defeats.

This season 7th

Can continue good work if they avoid injuries.