EPL: The next big thing

EPL: The next big thing

ARSENAL 1 (Mesut Oezil 80)

EVERTON 1 (Gerard Deulofeu 84)

Wigan were a series of promising sketches. Everton are painting pretty pictures. Roberto Martinez is now moving towards his masterpiece.

If his meteoric progress continues, the Spanish coach could require a bigger canvas.

Everton may struggle to keep their rebel with a creative cause; a manager who mischievously refuses to compromise.

His refreshing lack of psychological baggage leaves him free to liberate fortresses such as Old Trafford, defeat Chelsea and pinch points from Arsenal and Liverpool.

Unburdened by outdated perceptions about "bigger" clubs, he picks sides without prejudice.

He takes Everton to Old Trafford and the Emirates and demands victory. The keys to David Moyes' old parked buses have been thrown away.

Conservative gatekeepers have been replaced by confident barnstormers like Ross Barkley, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku.

Like a malignant tumour, Everton's inferiority complex has been surgically removed with their manager's scalpel.

Men have long insisted that size doesn't matter. Martinez shares the optimistic philosophy.

A club's size is irrelevant. He's in the business of winning and winning well. All other concerns are secondary.

Do pay attention, Mr Moyes.

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