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Toffees Teasers: the 2017-18 season

15 questions on another of the Blues’ recent campaigns to ease your quarantine boredom

Sam Allardyce replaced the sacked Ronald Koeman during the 2017-18 campaign
Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images

With the suspension of Premier League football indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, it will be some time before Everton, or indeed many teams, are back in action.

For every weekend that this suspension lasts, we’re doing a quiz on each Everton season, going back one year at a time. This week, it’s the 2017-18 campaign, which spelt the end for Ronald Koeman and, eventually, Sam Allardyce and Steve Walsh.

So whether it’s to cure the self-isolation boredom and blues, or just to test your knowledge about you much remember about a largely forgettable season, here’s 15 questions to sink your teeth into:

(Correct answers found at bottom of page, so make sure to keep a note of all of your answers before then)


  1. Which two summer signings did Everton announce on the same day in June 2017?

A. Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez

B. Wayne Rooney and Cuco Martina

C. Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen

D. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Nikola Vlasic

2. Who scored in the first minute of Everton’s only home pre-season friendly that year, a 2-2 draw with Sevilla?

A. Sandro Ramirez

B. Kevin Mirallas

C. Wayne Rooney

D. Ademola Lookman

3. Everton entered the 2017-18 Europa League at the third qualifying stage in late July. Who were their first opponents?

A. Hajduk Split

B. Apollon Limassol

C. Genk

D. Ruzomberok

4. Which of the following teams did Everton not face in their first six league matches of 2017-18?

A. Arsenal

B. Manchester United

C. Manchester City

D. Chelsea

FBL-ENG-PR-MAN CITY-EVERTON Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images

5. Ronald Koeman was sacked in mid-October after nine league games. How many points did Everton have at that point of the season?

A. 7

B. 8

C. 9

D. 10

6. Which opposition player (who has also represented Everton in his career) missed a 101st-minute penalty in a dramatic Blues win during David Unsworth’s caretaker spell?

A. Richarlison

B. Gerard Deulofeu

C. Alex Iwobi

D. Tom Cleverley

7. Contrary to what Sam Allardyce has publicly stated, what position were Everton when he was appointed Koeman’s replacement on November 30, 2017?

A. 13th

B. 15th

C. 17th

D. 18th

8. Who were the first team to beat Everton during Allardyce’s tenure?

A. Chelsea

B. Manchester United

C. Bournemouth

D. Swansea City

Everton Training and Press Conference Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images

9. What was significant about Everton’s third Premier League game of 2018, a 1-1 home draw with West Brom on January 20?

A. First home game Everton did not win under Allardyce

B. Theo Walcott’s first Everton goal

C. First shot on target in the league in 2018

D. Cenk Tosun’s Everton debut

10. Which Everton performance did Allardyce label as ‘pathetic’ and ‘unacceptable’?

A. Tottenham 4-0 Everton, January 2018

B. Arsenal 5-1 Everton, February 2018

C. Watford 1-0 Everton, February 2018

D. Everton 1-3 Man City, March 2018

11. Who was sent off in Everton’s 2-1 defeat at Burnley in March 2018, in what proved his final appearance for the club?

A. Ashley Williams

B. Cuco Martina

C. Yannick Bolasie

D. Davy Klaassen

12. How many points did Everton take off the three newly-promoted sides that season (Brighton, Newcastle and Huddersfield)?

A. 10

B. 12

C. 14

D. 16

Everton v Newcastle United - Premier League Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images

13. Which of these teams did Everton beat home and away in the league in 2017-18?

A. Stoke City

B. Crystal Palace

C. Southampton

D. Leicester City

14. How long after the final-day defeat at West Ham did Everton sack Allardyce?

A. 1 day

B. 3 days

C. 1 week

D. 10 days

15. How many players made Everton first team debuts during the 2017-18 season?

A. 13

B. 15

C. 17

D. 19


  1. C (Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen)
  2. A (Sandro Ramirez)
  3. D (Ruzomberok)
  4. A (Arsenal)
  5. B (8 points)
  6. D (Tom Cleverley)
  7. A (13th)
  8. C (Bournemouth)
  9. C (First shot on target of the calendar year in the league)
  10. B (5-1 defeat at Arsenal)
  11. A (Ashley Williams)
  12. D (16 points)
  13. A (Stoke City)
  14. B (3 days)
  15. C (17 players - Pickford, Keane, Martina, Sigurdsson, Klaassen, Vlasic, Walcott, Sandro, Tosun, Baningime, Mangala, Feeney, Charsley, Hornby, Gordon, Denny, Broadhead)

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