What Is Everton’s Best XI For The 2010-11 Season?

Ollie Irish

12th, August 2010

36 Comments

By Ollie Irish

David Moyes: a fighty stare that is harder than any man’s fist

Okay, here we go again, this time in the shoes of Moyesy. Remembering that this is just a harmless bit of fun, I want you to pick Everton’s best starting XI for the coming season.

I’ll go first.

The formation: Moyes loves a nice drop of liquid 4-1-4-1, and who am I to disagree with that stare… okay, I am going to change it slightly, and go for a more attacking 4-4-1-1 formation.

The line-up:

Tim Howard

Seamus Coleman – Phil Jagielka – Sylvain Distin – Leighton Baines

Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

Tim Cahill (c)

Louis Saha

I can’t tell you how tough it was to come up with a satisfactory XI for Everton, especially in midfield, where they have so much talent. Even now I can’t find room for the likes of club captain Phil Neville (I like Coleman a lot at RB), John Heitinga, Joseph Yobo, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Leon Osman and Victor Anichebe.

Without P-Nev in the team, I’d give the armband to Cahill, who is a natural leader.

I’ve shown you mine. Now you show me yours…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    GK= HOWARD
    RB= COLEMAN
    CB= HEITINGA
    CB= JAGIELKA
    LB= BAINES
    RM= BILYALETDINOV
    MC= ARTETA
    MC= FELLAINI
    LM= PIENAAR (IF HE STAYS)
    AM= CAHILL
    ST= SAHA

    PLAYING 4-4-1-1 FORMATION.

  2. Anonymous says:

    GK – Tim Howard
    RB – Coleman
    CB – Jags
    CB – Distin
    LB – Baines
    RM – Billy
    DM – Heitinga
    CM – Arteta (C)
    CM – Cahill
    LM – Pienaar
    CF – Saha

  3. Paul says:

    Tim Howard

    Neville (c) – Phil Jagielka – Johnny – Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

    Tim Cahill

    Louis Saha

  4. Glen Williams says:

    I’m not being funny but you cant have an Everton team without Heitinga

    Howard
    Coleman Jagielka HEITINGA Baines
    Arteta Fellaini Pienaar
    Cahill
    Beckford Saha

    (with the likes of: gueye, rodwell, bilyaletdinov playing regularly

  5. Kev says:

    Tim Howard

    Phil Neville – Phil Jagielka – J Heitinga – Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

    Tim Cahill (c)

    Louis Saha

    Agree mostly with you in terms of formation but Nev needs to be out there in starting 11. Bring Coleman on as required. Also Jonny Heitinga is DE MAN. He has got to start along side Jags.

    COYB

  6. Everton starting 11 for the new season
    Goalkeeper: Tim Howard
    Defenders: Shamus Coleman, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga
    Midfield: Mikel Arteta (c), Jack Rodwell, Marouane Fellaini, Steven Pienaar, Tim Cahill
    Forward: Louis Saha

  7. Anonymous says:

    Howard
    Neville
    Distin
    Jags
    Baines
    Heitinga 4 1 4 1
    Arteta
    Rodwell
    Pienear
    Cahill
    Saha subs. Turner- coleman-osman- geuye – Beckford -Bily -Anichebe

  8. everton_x1 says:

    Mucha

    Coleman Heitinga Jagielka Baines

    Arteta Rodwell Fellaini Pienaar

    Cahill Beckford

    Subs: Howard Saha Neville Osman Dystin Hibbert Bila Baxter

  9. Rob says:

    Tim Howard

    Seamus Coleman Johnny Heitinga Phil Jagielka Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta Jack Rodwell Maraouane Fellani Stephen Pienaar

    Tim Cahill

    Jermaine Beckford

  10. Ben says:

    Howard

    Neville heitinga jags baines

    bily fellaini rodwell arteta pienaar

    Saha

    Couldn’t actually find room for Tim, you will be suprised by bily this season – he will be in our top3 players of the season if played

  11. Pheeno says:

    Goal: Jason kearton. Defence: marc hottiger, earl Barrett, claus thompson, david burrows. Midfield: peter degn, danny wiliamson, ian durrant, john collins, Stuart barlow, michael branch. Bench: carlo nash, paul holmes, li wei feng, john ebbrell, rodrigo(l), Brett angel, john spencer.

  12. Carl Iveson says:

    Goal: Howard

    LB Baines CH Jag’s CH Heitinga RB Hibbert

    CM Rodwell CM Fellaini

    LM Pienaar RM Arteta
    ACM Cahill

    ST Yakubu

  13. Carl Iveson says:

    Then with Neville, Distin, Billy, Osman, Saha, Beckford, Coleman all on the bench were gonna be one hell of a force next season. Everton for the league, Up the toffee’s, COYB!!!!

  14. gavin says:

    howard
    Neville, jagielka, heitinga, baines.
    Anichebe, fellaini, arteta, rodwell, pienaar.
    Yakubu

  15. joe burrowes says:

    howard
    neville/jagielka/heitinga/baines
    fellaini
    arteta/rodwell
    bily/pienaar
    yak

  16. efc1878 says:

    hahahaha!!! look at number 7. Are you saying Fellaini wouldn’t make a squad of 18 at Everton? Ok mate yeah… u sir, are retarded.

  17. Monk McFish says:

    Howard

    Neville – Jag – Johnny – Baines

    Fella – Rodwell

    Arteta – Cahill – Pienaar

    Saha

    Strength of the bench says a lot about how well we’ll do this season:
    Mucha, Yobo, Coleman, Osman, Bily, Yak, Beckford

  18. efc1878 says:

    Howard

    Neville-Heitinga-Jagielka-Baines

    Arteta-Rodwell-Fellaini-Bilyaletdinov or Pienaar

    Cahill

    Saha or Beckford

  19. george says:

    howard
    heitinga jags distin baines
    rodwell fellaini
    arteta cahill billy
    saha

  20. steveglasfryn says:

    Howard
    Neville (c) Heitinga Jagielka Baines

    Fellaini

    Osman Arteta Pienaar

    Cahill
    Saha

  21. efc_fan says:

    Mucha
    Coleman Heitinga Jagielka Baines
    Arteta Rodwell Fellaini Pienaar
    Cahill/Saha Beckford

    Subs: Howard Neville Hibbert Distin Bilyaletdinov Baxter Saha/Cahill/ Gueye

  22. Chuckmeister says:

    GK: Howard
    DF: Coleman – Jagielka – Heitinga – Baines
    MF: Pienaar, Arteta, Cahill, Felliani – Bilyaletdinov
    FW: Saha

    Subs: Mucha, Gueye, Beckford, Rodwell, Neville, Hibbert, Distin

  23. PIP says:

    Howard
    Neville Heitinga Jagielka Baines
    Osman Fellaini Arteta Pienaar
    Cahill
    Saha
    Subs:Mucha Coleman Distin Rodwell Bilyaletdinov Beckford Yakubu
    On Standby:Anichebe Yobo Hibbert Gueye Silva
    Comment: Coleman’s terrible defensively and would be found out at this level, but could be used as an impact player, Rodwell to be used in Cahills position and beckford to be given a chance in the easier home games

  24. Danny says:

    Howard

    Neville Heitinga Jags Baines

    Arteta Fellaini Rodwell Pienaar

    Cahill

    Saha

  25. Smith says:

    Cant waste Arteta on the wing again

    Howard
    Hibbert Jagielka Distin(For His Height) Baines
    Fellaini
    Osman Arteta (C) Pienaar
    Cahill
    Saha

  26. Leslie says:

    Howard
    Coleman Heitinga Jagielka Baines

    Fellaini

    Bilyaletdinov Arteta Pienaar

    Cahill

    Saha

  27. trstra says:

    Tim Howard

    John Heitinga – Phil Jagielka – Sylvain Distin – Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

    Tim Cahill (c)

    Louis Saha

  28. Jordan says:

    Howard
    (neville)
    Coleman Heitinga Jagielka Baines

    Arteta Rodwell Fellaini Pienaar
    (Anichebe) (Arteta)
    Cahill

    Saha

    In brackets moyes will pick – Anichebe gives something different being on the wing

  29. Jordan says:

    ——————————-(Howard)—————————-

    (Coleman)———-(Heitinga)————–(Jagielka)———(Baines)

    (Arteta)———–(Rodwell)—————(Fellaini)———(Pienaar)

    ——————————–(Cahill)——————————-

    ———————————(Saha)——————————–

  30. Anonymous says:

    Tim Howard

    Seamus Coleman – Phil Jagielka – John Hetinga – Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

    Tim Cahill (c)

    Beckford

  31. garry says:

    Tim Howard

    Seamus Coleman – Phil Jagielka – John Hentinga – Leighton Baines

    Mikel Arteta – Jack Rodwell – Marouane Fellaini – Steven Pienaar

    Tim Cahill (c)

    Beckford

  32. My starting 11 would be : Howard
    Coleman Jags Heitinga Baines
    Fellani

    Billy Arteta Rodwell Pienaar
    Saha
    Subs: Mucha Neville Distin Cahill Osman Beckford Anichebe

    What a team and what a bench!!

  33. Jethro says:

    Goal: Howard

    Defence: Neville, Jags, Heitinga, Baines

    Mid: Arteta, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Billy

    Fwd: Saha

    Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Distin, Yakubu, Beckford, Coleman, Rodwell.

    Others: Vaughan and Anichebe should always be on the cusp as well.

  34. Dannyp says:

    Howard

    Neville, Jags, Jonny, Baines

    Arteta, Fellani, Rodwell, Billy

    Cahill

    Saha

    The futures bright – its blue and white!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Howard
    Coleman, Jags, Heitinga, Baines
    Fellaini
    Arteta, Rodwell, Pienaar
    Cahill
    Saha

  36. Chris says:

    Howard

    Neville. Jags. Distin. Baines.

    Fellani.
    Arteta.

    Coleman. Rodwell/cahill. Billy.
    Saha.
    4-2-3-1

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