With a new season already upon the rest of the English Premier League, Everton must wait to begin their campaign with yet another young starlet as the focus of many fans' attention.
Step forward Ross Barkley, 17-year-old midfielder and wunderkind, the latest in a long line of Everton Academy products.
Barkley would have broken into the Everton lineup last year but for an horrific leg-break that saw him sidelined for the season.
An England U-17 international, Barkley helped his nation secure the U-17 European Championship in 2010 and heads a stellar Everton Academy class that also includes forward Hallam Hope and midfielder John Lundstram, other names to watch out for.
With Barkley, the latest Academy starlet tipped by players, press and fans alike, here we look back at the 10 best modern Everton Academy graduates.