Everton's season is fully up and running after a brilliant 2-1 win at Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Goals either side of half time from James Garner and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were enough for Sean Dyches's side to overcome the Midlands outfit. The goal would've been especially satisfying for the latter, who was forced out of the 4-0 loss at the same venue last month.
The win comes on the back of another excellent victory at Brentford in the Premier League, which pushed the Blues away from the bottom of the league.
Next up is a home clash with Luton Town on Saturday, who are waiting for their first point back in the top flight.
Chris Beesley was in attendance at Villa Park and graded the performance of the Everton players.
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Jordan Pickford 8
Made a crucial save with his leg to deny Moussa Diaby shortly after Everton had gone 2-0 up and while the deflection off Keane wrong-footed him for Boubacar Kamara’s goal, he then thwarted Diaby again with a spectacular parry.
Nathan Patterson 7
Plenty of energy as you’d expect having been recalled in the wing-back role that favours his attacking tendencies, he also produced an intelligent display.
Vitalii Mykolenko 6
Got a lecture off manager Sean Dyche when one move up the left flank broke down but he worked hard to try and provide an outlet before making way at half-time.
James Tarkowski 7
Booked for clattering substitute Ollie Watkins, the captain operated in the middle of Everton’s three centre-backs ensuring he was often the spare man and this enabled him to show some silk as well as steel to his game with his passing.
Michael Keane 7
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