• Blues' defence collapses in Goodison goalfest

    Everton 3 - 6 Chelsea

    Everton crashed to their first defeat of the season amid a deluge of goals at Goodison Park. 2-0 down after less than three minutes to strikes by Costa and Ivanovic, the Blues rallied and scored on the stroke of half time but fell 3-1 behind when Coleman unwittingly put past his own goalkeeper with 23 minutes to go. Goals from Naismith, Matic, Eto'o and Ramires in a hectic eight-minute spell then left the score at 5-3 to the visitors before Besic ruined his debut by sending Costa away to score an undeserved sixth.

  • Stones joins Baines and Jagielka in England squad

    John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines have all been named by Roy Hodgson in the England squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway and the subsequent Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel on 8th September. There have also been call-ups this week for nine Blues from the youth ranks for England's U17 through U21 levels.

  • Everton sign Eto'o in two-year deal

    Cameroon international becomes the Blues' latest signing

    Everton have completed the signing of striker Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer, with the 33 year-old agreeing a two-year contract. Eto'o, who was released by Chelsea in May after continuing his phenomenal scoring record by notching nine goals in 21 appearances at Stamford Bridge, will wear the No.5 jersey and provide additional striking options to Roberto Martinez's side.

  • Martinez keeping his options open

    Decision over squad strengthening likely to go to the wire

    Roberto Martinez admits that he is "looking at all options" when it comes to the strength of his squad as the summer transfer window enters its final week. While his latest comments indicate that the fitness of Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo will play a big part in any decision to make further signings, another striker is believed to be high on his agenda before the 1st September deadline.

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