The new-look Everton defence that will dominate in the 2018/19 campaign
Everton look set to end what has been a generally disappointing Premier League campaign in eighth position, and owner Farhad Moshiri will want to see a big improvement next term.
The Toffees invested heavily in their squad last summer and during the January transfer window as they looked to start challenging the top six clubs in the English top flight, but a miserable start to the season under Ronald Koeman was rescued by Sam Allardyce, who led the team away from the relegation trouble they found themselves in.
One of their biggest issues during the campaign has been their leaky defence – the 55 goals they have conceded in 37 games to date is 18 more than seventh-place Burnley – with the likes of Ashley Williams, Cuco Martina, Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane simply not being good enough at times.
It is something that the Merseyside outfit need to put right this summer if they are to ultimately achieve their ambitions, and they will want a back four that is capable of making a huge impact for them in terms of keeping clean sheets, as well as providing an attacking threat from full-back.
That backlibe will need to include new signings with the likes of Leighton Baines, Jagielka and Williams approaching the twilight years of their careers.
Here is a new-look and refreshed Everton defence that can dominate in the 2018/19 campaign…