Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea Slump

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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.

They have already suffered more defeats than they did through the entire last season. Chelsea had been good at home under Jose Mourinho but even this form has been looking shaky with defeats against the likes of Southampton. The run appears to get tougher with a game against Liverpool coming up, and with Mourinho now pushed to one side.

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.

The team are only a couple of points away from European qualification. He has been able to once again get the best out of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker is in his second permanent season with Everton. The last campaign did not go well for the youngster as he appeared to struggle with the £ 28 million transfer fee on his head. Now, though, performances have improved a lot from the youngster and he is one of the top scorers in the Premier league with seven league goals.

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 failed to secure a victory and could only manage a 0-0 draw, but it was the third clean sheet for the team in the opening six matches. Roberto Martinez went to great lengths in order to keep Stones at the club amidst interest from Chelsea during the summer. He is now rewarded with some excellent performances by the former Barnsley defender.

EVERTON HOLD FIRM

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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.

Roberto Martinez still wants to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United

Everton’s Roberto Martinez has been attempting to sign Tom Cleverley since last year. In the previous season, Martinez launched an offer for the 25 year old midfielder but a deal could never be completed however this won’t stop the manager of Everton to continue luring Cleverley into Goodison Park.

"We know the situation with Tom. He's a player I know well, I've worked with him.’’ Roberto Martinez said.

Ross Barkley was a huge part in England’s U21 team

Ross Barkley was a huge part in England’s U21 team that recently qualified for the European championships. However, manager Gareth Southgate has left him out of the under 21 squad for the tournament itself.

Roberto Martinez concerned about change of Agent by Romelu Lukaku

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is more concerned by the fact that striker Romelu Lukaku has changed his agent midway through the season.

The Belgian international joined the club in the summer from Chelsea for a club record fee of £ 28 million, but he has struggled to have the same kind of impact that he had last time around. Everton were persuaded into spending this amount of money on the player after he had an excellent loan spell last season. Still just 21 years old, Lukaku is expected to grow into a much better player than he is currently.

CITY STILL BELIEVE

The confidence of the Manchester City players is really remarkable. Despite having slipped to no. 4, they are still expecting themselves to go on and deny Chelsea from lifting the Premier League trophy this season.

Jesus Navas, one of the biggest flops for Manchester City in the last couple of years, feels Chelsea will have a slip up somewhere down the line in the remaining weeks and that will open the door for the Sky Blues.

Everton looking to use Europa League after Losing from Champions League

Everton are looking to use the Europa League as a mode of distraction from their poor league form and a way to get into the Champions League next season.

Roberto Martinez feels there is no need to have any Change in current Team

With the January transfer window right on the horizon, certain managers are getting ready to make a huge splash in the transfer market in order to upgrade their teams but Everton’s Roberto Martinez is not one of them as the Spanish manager believes that his squad is already good enough and it can deal with the 2nd half of the season of the Premier League.

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