September started with a two-week international break which saw eight of David Moyes' men in action across the globe.
Mid-way through the month the Blues headed to Craven Cottage, only to suffer a disappointing defeat to Roy Hodgson's Fulham. Tim Cahill's opener was cancelled out by efforts from Paul Konchesky and Damien Duff. Phil Neville also suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out to the end of the year.
Matchday 1 of the Europa League group stage was next up as Everton welcomed AEK Athens to Goodison Park. Sylvain Distin netted his first for the Club, alongside Joseph Yobo, Steven Pienaar and Jo who all scored in the 4-0 win.
Then it was back to Premier League proceedings as Blackburn Rovers visited Merseyside. A brace from Louis Saha and Yobo's second goal in two outings handed the Blues a welcome three-points on home soil.
Evertonians were also delighted to see Yakubu back in action for the Club in the third round of the Carling Cup. The Nigerian striker made his long-awaited return for the Blues against the Tigers, scoring just ten minutes into the clash as Everton went on to record their second 4-0 win in just seven days.
The month concluded with a trip to Portsmouth. On-fire Louis Saha's 42nd minute goal proved the difference on the south coast. His goalscoring exploits earned the Frenchman the Club’s Player of the Month award for September.
The Pompey game was a fourth victory and fourth consecutive clean sheet for the Blues, but David Moyes was dealt another injury blow as Steven Pienaar left the field nursing a knee injury – he would miss twelve games.