Rooney grabs victor on Everton homecoming

  • Rooney grabs victor on Everton homecoming

Rooney grabs victor on Everton homecoming

Huddersfield made a dream start to its first Premier League season by winning 3-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday. During that time, he has handed out 14 red cards, while averaging 3.3 yellow cards per game. You know in the Premier League that if you think you have an easy start then they will make you pay. However, the challenge of Stoke City will be far tougher since The Potters have been one of the most hard-working teams in the Premier League over the past few years.

The former Burnley enforcer was signed at sizeable expense over the summer and it was clear to see why Everton were so willing to splash the cash on the England worldwide.

Koeman said: "To replace Lukaku is really hard".

"They've got a good side and they've spent money from letting good players go, perhaps similar to Southampton a couple of years ago".

The Toffees' highest profile signing was Wayne Rooney, who grew up an Everton fan and started his professional career with the club.

Barkley has resumed training at Everton following minor groin surgery.

Stoke could complete the signing of Bruno Martins Indi before the game but it will not be done in time for him to feature.

"They've brought good players in but lost key players too, like Lukaku".

"We can improve and spend money but everyone can improve and is spending money".

Stephen Ireland (leg) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee), are definitely out of Saturday's game. The Dutch winger is out due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Bojan Krkic (calf) and Josh Tymon (foot) are both listed as doubtful. The lack of game time forced the player to move away from the legendary Catalan club and in hindsight that has been a rather smart move by the youngster.

He'll really enjoy being back and we could see Rooney really enjoying his football this season.

Stoke have not been almost as active in the transfer market, but they recently acquired Kurt Zouma from Chelsea on loan.

The overall record favours Everton, as they have registered 8W 5L and 6D in 19 matches against Stoke.

Wayne Rooney returning to Everton is massive news for the club and the reception he'll receive should have Goodison shaking. The Toffees will be favored to collect all three points in the friendly confines of Goodison Park, but expect it to be a close contest.