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2 things that will decide Everton v Stoke City on Saturday

Everton and Stoke City fans down in the Football Transfer Tavern are in very different mood ahead of their opening day meeting.

The Toffee supporters already feel their side have guaranteed at least another top eight finish with their summer signings.

Seven players have been welcomed through the gates at Goodison Park with the Merseysiders splashing the cash early this summer. Whispers of Koeman’s side breaking into the top six have emerged and the potential addition of Gylfi Sigurdsson could help them achieve it.

As for Stoke, Mark Hughes is already facing the pressure to deliver after a disappointing 2016/17 season. The Potters have added, but the reinforcements have lacked excitement, which was perhaps needed after Marko Arnautovic left for West Ham.

Stoke most recently signed 6ft 3in forward Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Schalke. The Cameroon international is the club’s fourth signing of the summer following the capture of Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon.

With both clubs eager for a positive start, we think these TWO factors will decide the match on Saturday…

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