Friday's newspapers preview the start of the busy festive schedule as Everton head to Swansea on Sunday.
Roberto Martinez tells the Liverpool Echo that Ross Barkley's versatility highlights his growing maturity.
Meanwhile, Swans midfielder Leon Britton insists he knew his former boss Martinez would be a hit at Goodison Park and that he has taken the Toffees to another level.
Former Everton manager Howard Kendall writes in his weekly Echo column his belief that the current squad is the strongest for a long time.
The Echo also cover Thursday's Turn the Streets Blue event which saw David Unsworth surprise a special fan in the latest street party from the Club.
In the Daily Express, a double-page interview with Duncan Ferguson looks at his return to the Blues and his coaching ambitions.