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I suppose (if at all there is an ounce of truth in this), it's for the holding-midfielder's role. And if Essien isn't available/playing or is injured, I'd still pick Mikel over Fellaini - for that role.

Given that we'd probably see Chelsea being associated with about 150 players in this window, I, for one, feel he's not the worst name to emerge...but I just don't see us going for him.

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I'd much prefer Manuel Fernandes from Valencia. He's got that Essien style ability to drive on the midfield, with a bit of pace. He's strong, although not quite as strong as Essien, and has a fierce shot on him. If we're looking to cover Essien, I reckon he's the one to do it. If we're looking for a DM, I still reckon De Rossi or Toulalan.

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"I was unable to see the Everton or Portsmouth fixtures, due to programming. I don't mind the Everton deal though, because seeing Fellaini makes me feel uncomfortable."

Thunder Dan 12/20/09

I cannot expess how distressing this rumor is. Don't make put down my Hoegaarden and come around there...

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He knows where the goal is, but like Cahill, that's the only asset to his game. He's a useless tackler, he elbows people at headers every game, no thanks.

Talking of Fellaini and Cahill, here are some stats on the number of fouls they've committed this season:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-1...d-sent-off.html

Apart fromKevin Davies (the perennial leader) they've committed more fouls than anyone.

The stats also show that refs are lenient towards players from Liverpool and Everton - look at the number of fouls per booking of those two and Lucas and Mascherano, compared to Drogs.

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Okay, I might have to eat my words today. The Befro'd One was superb today. He was at the heart of many of Everton's moves, and was flying into tackles left and right. At about the 55 minute mark he put a textbook scissor tackle on Bellamy that amazed me. I think it was the fastest I had ever seen him run.

It looks like Everton's second half revival is right on schedule. Bilyetinov is a great player, Saha and Cahill were both dangerous as always, Pienaar is on some kind of form, and Donovan amazingly has fit right in with the whole scrappy bunch. If they dont try and sign him permanently they would be mad.

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Okay, I might have to eat my words today. The Befro'd One was superb today. He was at the heart of many of Everton's moves, and was flying into tackles left and right. At about the 55 minute mark he put a textbook scissor tackle on Bellamy that amazed me. I think it was the fastest I had ever seen him run.

It looks like Everton's second half revival is right on schedule. Bilyetinov is a great player, Saha and Cahill were both dangerous as always, Pienaar is on some kind of form, and Donovan amazingly has fit right in with the whole scrappy bunch. If they dont try and sign him permanently they would be mad.

I completely agree with you WW he was fantastic today instead of his usual impersonation of a new-born giraffe

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He was fantastic against Arsenal and he was even better against Manchester City yesterday, which to me proves he can really put in a performance against the top clubs.

Yesterday was about as good a holding midfield performance that you could ever see in my opinion. He did almost everything perfectly, and even went beyond that to completely lift the crowd and his team mates - how many times did he put in a huge tackle or win an important header that frankly he had no right to win, and the entire crowd just gave a massive cheer?

Just awesome.

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evertonian here! in peace of course. I think a lot of you are judging feli on last years performances. he come into the side as a central midfield player and found it very difficult to adapt to the pace of the premier league. he was moved further forward when we lost our whole forward line alongside cahill with mixed results. this season, after a slow start due to a virus (he lost a shed of weight) and the whole teams drop in form he's been moved back to his preferred central midfield role and we havent looked back. he has been absolutely superb for a good 10 games now and is showing why moyes payed £15m for him. on current form he is one of the best in the country. he has everything a CM needs in his locker, apart from the obvious height, strength and agression he is also extremely tidy on the ball, breaks up play well and has a more than decent shot. he has also cut out the silly fouls and his tackling has improved ten fold.

I can actually see why chelsea would want him. young, powerful capable of dominating games against the best teams but most of all his ability in both boxes would be extremely beneficial to chelsea, especially with the problems you have had from set pieces.

would he get in your team?

possibly, he's certainly a more effective player than mikel IMO of course.

the problem would be that he is not a big enough name for chelsea and you already have a hell of a lot of central midfielders (essien is the best in the league for me)

plus...he would cost a lot more than the 15m we paid for him (24m for lescott says a lot)

oh and make sure you beat them manc b******s to the league this year!

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I would rather have him than Mikel to be honest. Puts in way more work. As far as him playing for us, I think it wouldn't be the best thing for him or us. He is a Europa League player (teams 5th-7th in the EPL), and I hope Everton do get one of those spots this year. And that goes to tell you that I'm still hoping we sell Mikel. We built a name for him and I'm sure we can get a nice pay.

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I'd rather Mikel, tho I used to be anti Mikel he has really shown remarkable improvement this season. He has restored my faith that he will eventually fullfil the potential for which he was bought for. I think the main reason we have seen such improvement is purely due to Carlo giving him lots of play time.

Providing Essien isnt out with injury, I would like to see Mikel play the league matches on CL weeks in order to keep Essien fresh for the big CL matches. I think Mikel is showing he can play that role vs almost any team in the EPL.

Edit: I think we could see such an improvement in Kalou if he were too see as much playtime. However, I dont think he willget that time at Chelsea (he hasnt earned it either) which is another reason I think it would benefit all involved if we sold Kalou.

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