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Gareth Barry to undergo Fitness Test for Upcoming Game

Gareth Barry will undergo a late fitness test in order to determine his participation in the upcoming game against champions Leicester City.

This was expected to be a game of huge significance after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. However, Tottenham’s failure to keep up with the table leaders – after drawing 2-2 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night that meant that Leicester City have sealed the league title without stepping onto the pitch. The game against Everton will see Leicester handed the trophy in front of their own supporters.

Gareth Barry says that Everton should be higher in the table

Gareth Barry says that Everton should be higher in the table for the quality of players that they possess in the squad.

The experienced midfielder has been one of the ever present name in the Everton team this season. He is also joined with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, and John Stones. These are quality players who have performed well on an individual basis. However, Everton have been let down by poor team coordination throughout the campaign. It sees the club struggling to even get into the top of the table let alone finish in the European qualification places.

Roberto Martinez confident on club without Gareth Barry

Roberto Martinez says that he remains confident that the club can cope without the presence of Gareth Barry for the upcoming clash with Arsenal at Goodison Park.

The former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder has been an enormous presence in the centre of the park for Everton. He has provided the quality and experience required to deal with tight pressure situations. He was a major factor in the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final. Barry was involved in a number of altercations with opposition striker Diego Costa, which resulted in the Spaniard being sent off for a second yellow card.

Gareth Barry has admitted that Everton’s form at Goodison Park

Gareth Barry has admitted that Everton’s form at Goodison Park should improve significantly if they are to rise up the table in the remainder of the season.

The club recently suffered a 1-0 loss against West Brom at home. The result has increased pressure on manager Roberto Martinez, who has been unable to deliver a consistent set of results even after spending vast sums of money in the summer. The acquisition of Romelu Lukaku has proven to be a hit, but the defence needs to be improved a lot as well. The team has especially been poor at home.

Everton have had a lot of success with youngsters

Everton have had a lot of success with youngsters in the last 12 months and this has largely been down to leaders in the group according to defender Seamus Coleman.

The right back has pointed to the leadership skills of Gareth Barry as a major influence on the team. The former Aston Villa midfielder was brought to the club initially on a loan deal, but it was converted into a permanent move in the summer. Despite being 34, he has dominated the centre of the park. Everton may be lying 10th in the table with the season almost approaching Christmas, but there has been a lot of positives.

Roberto Martinez says that his Everton team should be wary of the threat

Roberto Martinez says that his Everton team should be wary of the threat posed by a West Ham ahead of the league encounter between the two teams.

West Ham have been one of the surprise packages of the 2015-16 season after making an incredible start under new manager SlavenBilic. After flirting with relegation during the time of Sam Allardyce, they are now fighting for a top four spot. Six wins from the opening 11 games have taken made them competitors for this position. They have already secured some impressive wins against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Everton have so far been able to resist any advances from Chelsea

Everton have so far been able to resist any advances from Chelsea for the defender John Stones, but the Merseyside outfit are aware that it will be very difficult to keep the player amidst interest from the reigning Premier league champions.

If they are to keep him at Goodison Park, then they would need all the help possible and it has come in the form of Gareth Barry. The former Aston Villa midfielder claims that Stones has the best possible of developing into a great player at Everton rather than at Chelsea where he is likely to be on the bench more often than not.

Gareth Barry has promised a much better performance from Everton

Former England international Gareth Barry has promised a much better performance from Everton next season, but he has admitted that the club need to strengthen in a couple of areas in order to do so.

One of the club’s primary requirements according to Barry is a playmaker who can supply the ammunition necessary for Romelu Lukaku to convert. The former Chelsea man was signed permanently for a club record fee of almost £ 30 million, but he has failed to convince in his first permanent season at the club. Martinez has backed Lukaku to become one of the best strikers in the world.

Gareth Barry says Everton should consider lot before moving to City

Former Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says that his Everton teammate Ross Barkley should consider a lot of aspects before making a move to big clubs like City.

It is widely anticipated that City will make an offer for the England international in the summer. Barkley is regarded as one of the top English talents and City are keen to recruit more English players in their squad due to the homegrown players rule. Names such as James Milner and Joe Hart are contributing to this quota right now, butMilner future is under doubt amidst offers from top European leagues.

Gareth Barry wants Club to avoid any Relegation

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says that it is vital that the club avoid relegation at any cost before they start thinking about other targets like winning the Europa League.

Everton are the last English team left in the Europa League this year after the likes of Liverpool were knocked out in the last 16 round. Since the winners of this competition are granted direct entry into the Champions League next season, it has boosted the importance of the competition immensely. Everton are taking it very seriously to win a trophy this season and they are targeting Europa league success.

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