Everton boss Roberto Martinez claims the “incredible chemistry” displayed by his current group of players is “very exciting” for the club’s prospects this season.
The Spaniard watched as the Toffees demolished bottom club Aston Villa 4-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday to move them up to seventh in the table – six points off the champions League qualification places.
Belgium international hitman Romelu Lukaka grabbed a brace and in the process of doing so he joined the likes of Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to become only the fifth player to reach 50 Premier League goals before turning 23.
England star Ross Barkley also scored a double, while impressive Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu had assists in three of the four goals.
He said: “It is a group of players with an incredible chemistry.
“When you see young players at that age performing the way they are consistently like Ross, [21-year-old England defender] John Stones, Romelu, Gerry – very young footballers with the world at their feet – it is very exciting.”
Everton are 11.00 to finish in the top-four of the Premier League this season.