Belgians lead the way on the Blue half of Merseyside.
Everton have managed to hang on to the coattails of the top four, much like they did under David Moyes, and will seek to remain there or thereabouts until the business end of the season. But Roberto Martinez has brought a style of continental possession football to Goodison, built on the foundation of Moyes steely defence, and if Romelu Lukaku can settle in further, Everton could surprise everyone.
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Top 3 players so far – Everton
1. Romelu Lukaku
Quite what Chelsea were thinking by letting their best striker join a rival on loan, only Jose Mourinho knows. With Chelsea just one point ahead of Everton, they are faced with the very real chance that Lukaku's powerful Drogba-esque play could deny the Londoners a Champions League spot. None of that will both Everton though, they'll just want him to keep banging the goals in.
5 goals, App 9, Mins 591, Average index score 22, Home index score 90, Average home index 18, Away 105,
Average away index 26, Overall index score 195
Kevin Mirallas showed glimpses of his ability somewhat belatedly last season, bursting into life in the last couple of months. The winger/foward has been a more consistant performer this year, and just needs to embark on another goalscoring run to challenge his fellow Belgian for the number 1 spot for Everton.
0 goals, App 11, Mins 842, Average index score 16, Home index score 118, Average home index 24, Away 64,
Average away index 11, Overall index score 181
After doing a reverse Gareth Bale (moving back from the wing to fullback) to become one of the best rightbacks in the league, Seamus Coleman suddenly finds himself closing in on 120 appearances for Everton. Picking him up for just £150,000 surely represents one of Moyes' best pieces of business.
1 goal, App 11, Mins 990, Average index score 16, Home index score 82, Average home index 16, Away 97,
Average away index 16, Overall index score 179
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