Everton enjoyed a busy summer transfer window, welcoming seven new arrivals to Goodison Park, including converting Andre Gomes’ loan move into a permanent switch.
Over the course of the season, Marco Silva will hope to see his new players have a big impact and help take the Toffees up to the next level.
At this early stage in the season, the new arrivals are still settling in, but Silva is pleased with the progress they’re making. As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, the Portuguese coach said, “For Fabian [Delph] and for Alex [Iwobi] it’s easier because they know the Premier League and they even know some of their teammates, even if they didn’t play together. For the other two [Moise Kean and Djibril Sidibe] it’s a little bit different. It’s up to me to give more minutes to them when I can, for them to start if I decide it. Now they are coming to the same level as the others and it’s up to me to decide”.
Once all of the new arrivals are on the same wavelength then Everton fans will expect to see many of them in the starting XI on a regular basis.
Everton have looked a bit stale so far this season, especially when going forward. For that reason, the likes of Iwobi and Kean need to hit their stride on Merseyside soon. Equally, a fully fit and settled Delph would add some much-needed steel to the Toffees’ midfield unit.
Silva will hope that a full integration of his new signings will spark some life into his side. The likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin and Dominic Calvert-Lewin haven’t shown their best so far and so some additional competition for their places is needed. This will hopefully arrive when the new signings fully hit their stride.