Jose Mourinho is full of praise for David Moyes' men after they go to Stamford Bridge and put on a fantastic display, but leave with nothing to show for it. Arjen Robben's 72nd minute goal is the difference between the two sides.
The spirit of the Blues is in evidence once again when Kevin Kilbane reveals that Everton is the best place he has ever played club football, however, Everton's Carling Cup hopes end for another season with a 1-3 defeat to a young Arsenal side.
Despair turns to joy once again when David Moyes signs a new deal with the club, which will see him remain at Goodison until 2009. He says: "I am ever so pleased. The opportunity to sign a second contract at Everton doesn't come around very often, whoever you are. I am delighted and extremely humbled to receive it because I realise that a big part in me getting this is because the players have performed well."
A day later, Everton impress again, overcoming Birmingham City 1-0 at St. Andrew's. Muzzy Izzet punches Lee Carsley's shot off the line and fellow midfielder Thomas Gravesen converts the resulting penalty.
Seven days on and Everton chalk up their sixth win of the season when Fulham visit Goodison Park. The game brings Tomasz Radzinski back to Goodison and his former fans give him a 'hot' reception. Duncan Ferguson scores the deciding goal. Moyes is delighted saying: "It doesn't matter how many you win games by as long as you do."
Everton then come from behind to gain a point at Newcastle. Craig Bellamy puts the Magpies ahead inside five minutes, but equalised through Lee Carsley's superb free-kick in the second half.