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What The Papers Say - 3 October

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton. 

Thursday's newspapers look ahead to the Blues' trip to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.
 
Phil Jagielka appears in the the Liverpool Post stating his belief that an injection of youth has been key to Everton's impressive start under Roberto Martinez.
 
The same paper also carries analysis of Monday's 3-2 victory over Newcastle United, with the verdict that the Toffees were fluid in attack while displaying a 'Plan B' to their game.
 
Columnist Mark Lawrenson has his say on man of the moment Romelu Lukaku, with the former Liverpool defender claiming the Belgian to be from the "Duncan Ferguson mould".
 
Lukaku is also the subject of transfer speculation in the Daily Mirror, with the national paper suggesting Italian champions Juventus are targeting the 20-year-old Chelsea loanee.
 
The Daily Star predict today's England squad announcement news and report Ross Barkley is set to keep his place, while the Daily Telegraph place Jagielka in the Three Lions' starting XI.
 
Returning to local reads, the Liverpool Echo carry quotes from Lukaku, who warns his compatriot Vincent Kompany he is ready to come out on top this weekend.
 
There's also news in the Echo of George Green's call-up for the England Under-18s squad after his recent impressive form.

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