As we head into the 2010/2011 Premier League season, there is a lot of reason for hope from the team from Liverpool. And that team, by the way, wears blue, not red.
Everton FC, for the first time in years, is undoubtedly favored over their Merseyside neighbors Liverpool to finish higher on the table. In fact, there is reason to think that if they stay healthy, this may be the best side the Toffees have put out in recent memory.
Manager David Moyes, fresh off of stating unequivocally that he is staying put at Goodison Park and is not interested in the sudden opening at Aston Villa, has had a great off-season.
Important players were signed to new contracts and new pieces were brought in. Moyes has done better than most this summer in strengthening his squad.
Here is a list at the ten reasons I think the Blues can finish in the top four and secure a Champions League berth for next year. Although I think they'll fall short of topping Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal on the table, I believe they can battle with Tottenham, Villa, Liverpool and Manchester City for that coveted fourth spot.