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4 Everton Players Who Must Step Up in Ross Barkley's Absence
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Ross Barkley has had a major impact on Everton's fluent start to the season.

Fully unleashed by Roberto Martinez, the youngster has been used in a freer role as a No. 10, charged with running at defenders and initiating attacks.

Now that he's sidelined with a broken toe, the Toffees must find a replacementespecially with a crucial Merseyside derby approaching.

Here's a look at the candidates suited to his role and the players needing to up their game to cover his absence. 

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