Everton's last four Premier League campaigns have all started with a draw, with three of those ending 2-2.
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Authorities determined that Komisarchik pushed the emergency button twice on July 6 at 9.09am and 9.17am, and got no response. Police checked the elevator emergency calls and found the button was pressed twice the morning after Komisarchik disappeared.
Newcastle United are thought to be leading the chase to entice the Scottish-born player away from Merseyside, though local reports suggest Everton will only consider a sale if their £25m valuation is met.
Rooney has now been involved in 300 Premier League goals - 199 scored himself and 101 assists.
Stoke's only Premier League opening day victory came in 2009, seeing off newly promoted Burnley (D3 L5).
The enthusiasm of early summer has given way to anxiety at Everton. Though he also serves fair warning that they will not drag this out until the final day, so if either Spurs or Chelsea truly want Barkley, we better get a move on.
"If they add Gylfi Sigurdsson to the squad pot too, then Ronald Koeman surely has the ingredients to make it a "magnificent seven" scrap at the top rather than the usual "big six".
Having said that I'm backing them to kick the season off with a win against a Stoke side I fear will struggle having lost Marko Arnautovic to West Ham.