Everton's life in the Premier League has been exceptionally topsy-turvy over the past decade. There's been Europa League qualification, cup semi-finals, early relegation fights, one win in 23 over Liverpool, nine managerial changes, and now a team with more Champions League medals than United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal combined.
Now, seeing Carlo Ancelotti on the sidelines and James Rodriguez on the pitch is still something not many could’ve predicted less than a year ago. Yet, here we are, and if Everton’s opening two games are anything to go by, the Toffees fans can have a lot to look forward to this season.
Rodriguez became the first Premier League debutant to create at least five chances since Alexis Sanchez back in 2014, and after eight goals in two games from Ancelotti's men, there is real hope of a trophy charge this campaign.
As well as this, holding midfielder, Allan, who arrived from Napoli made four tackles, two interceptions, and won an impressive eight duels on the ground, which earned him the Man of the Match award. Alongside fellow new signing Abdoulaye Doucoure in the centre of midfield, they certainly look a new team in the middle of the pitch.
Although it's still too early in the season to make a concrete prediction, Everton to finish in the top six is priced at 9/4 and Everton top four odds are also sitting at 7/1 - click the links to claim these bets in your bet slip.