Roberto Martinez remains Confident on Club Position

Roberto Martinez remains defiant that he is in a stronger position at the club than when he arrived.

The 42-year-old took over at Everton in 2013 having to build on an impressive job done by David Moyes. Even though the Scot did not get Everton playing in a beautiful and attractive manner, he was imperious at getting the results even on a tight budget. Martinez had little experience at the top level after having previously been in charge of lower league clubs like Swansea City and Wigan, which only later turned out to be Premier League teams.

Roberto Martinez wont rest Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku

Roberto Martinez says that he would not consider resting the likes of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku unless absolutely necessary or if the players are suffering from injury.

Roberto Martinez expects Gareth Barry to Break Record

Roberto Martinez says that he expects midfielder Gareth Barry to break the record of most number of starts in the Premier League.

Roberto Martinez is not prepared to give his players

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is not prepared to give his players an easy way into the first-team. After a spell on the sidelines due to injuries, defender Leighton Baines has returned back to contention for a starting spot.

The England international would normally be expected to walk straight back into the starting line-up. However, this has not been the case since Baines has been put on the dugout as he waits for his turn. Bryan Oviedo was his replacement and the 25-year-old has been able to grasp this opportunity with both hands.

Barnsley managed to get a positive result in the sectional finals

Barnsley managed to get a positive result in the sectional finals against Fleetwood Town in the first leg.

The 1-1 draw in the away match gives only hope that they can finally win the title with a victory in the second leg, which will be at home. Victory against Fleetwood Town in the second leg will provide Barnsley with a date at the new Wembley for the first time since 2008. The club has had a good run in cup competitions like the FA Cup, but they have not been successful in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in recent times.

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones in January.

The Everton defender was subjected to several offers from the Premier League champions in the summer. However, the Everton manager Roberto Martinez was steadfast in his decision that the young defender would not be sold under any circumstance. This proved to be the case since it is believed that Everton rejected a whopping £ 35 million offer from Chelsea. This would have made Stones as the most expensive defender in English football history.

Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea Slump

Former Manchester United and City midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes that new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look towards taking advantage of Chelsea’s poor run of form right now. It has been a poor defence to the league title by the reigning English champions.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has steadied the ship

After a few wobbles in the early part of the season, it looks like Everton manager Roberto Martinez has steadied the ship.

Phil Jagielka and John Stones shows best Performance

Everton’s defensive duo – Phil Jagielka and John Stones – once again showed why why their team were bookmaker favourites after putting in an extraordinary display in the recent game against Swansea.

EVERTON HOLD FIRM

Roberto Martinez put foot down and sent a clear message across that no matter how high an amount gets offered, Everton is not going to sell John Stones this summer.

It’s been a very interesting situation at Everton regarding Stones. Chelsea, the England top tier champions made as many as three bids for the young defender, and Stones himself let his current employers know that he wanted to move to Stamford Bridge, but still the move didn't happen.

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