The Toffees have started this campaign in the way that their fans have deserved, after the shambles of last season. Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are beginning to show their true potential, whilst John Stones is continuing to impress Europe’s best players and managers.
Roberto Martinez has had his ups and downs during his spell at Goodison, but no one can question his desire to play attractive football and see the Toffees challenge for European football.
Unfortunately, on FM16 you are unlikely to get any sort of budget to play with and the squad comes with a lot of injury prone players from the very start. Importance must be placed on improving on the support for Lukaku and finding a genuine long-term replacement for Gareth Barry.
A top half finish will probably be your target from the board, but, with the squad at your disposal, anything other than a finish in the European places should be deemed as a disappointment.
Here are FIVE signings to reinforce your side…
You will have to wait until January to step up the former Villa man, but Vlaar can be a rock at the heart of your defence on a free transfer.
Stones and Jagielka make a fine partnership, but Vlaar’s presence and leadership in the squad will do your team no harm and the Dutchman will be an ideal mentor for the developing Stones.
There will be a lot of competition for his signing, so you may need to bump his wages up to ensure you get your man.
It will take time for Helder Silva to develop into a first team player for you, but his potential proves that it will be absolutely worth it.
He may only be 16 at the start of your save, but Silva can be snapped up for under £500k and could even be used in some of the easier cup games if you want to speed up his development.
The striker won’t be ready for about three seasons, but he will be at least as good as Lukaku once he peaks.
One of the best wonderkids on FM16 is Lincoln, who begins your save at Gremio. Due to the rules regarding Brazilians youngsters, Lincoln cannot sign for you until January 2017, by which time he will be good enough to walk into most Premier League first teams.
His finishing might be an issue, but this starlet is available for less than a million pounds and would be an ideal creator for Lukaku long-term.
Walter will be available for under £5million and has all the attributes to be excellent foil for Lukaku.
The Brazilian forward can play as a lone man up front or anywhere behind the striker and possesses great strength to go with his sublime first touch and eye for goal.
These Brazilian may well be worth putting on ‘shoot on sight’ with a long shot rating of 15+.
Swansea’s Korean midfielder seems the ideal partner for James McCarthy in central midfield.
Whilst McCarthy does the running and ‘the ugly side of the game’, Ki can focus on creating from deep and releasing Barkley between the lines.
A passing rating of 16 makes him the ideal man to sweep up in front of the defence.