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Toffees Teasers: the 2016-17 season

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

Everton’s 2016-17 highlight was a 4-0 home win over Manchester City
Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/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 2016-17 campaign, which marked Ronald Koemans first year as Blues manager following Roberto Martinez’s departure.

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. Who was Ronald Koeman’s first signing for the Everton first team?

A. Idrissa Gueye

B. Yannick Bolasie

C. Ashley Williams

D. Maarten Stekelenburg

2. Everton faced a fellow Premier League side during pre-season for a testimonial match. Which team was it?

A. Manchester United

B. Arsenal

C. Newcastle United

D. Swansea City

3. How big a goal drought did Romelu Lukaku end when he netted a hat-trick in Everton’s 3-0 win at Sunderland in September 2016?

A. 6 games

B. 10 games

C. 6 months

D. 8 months

Sunderland v Everton - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

4. Which Championship side knocked Everton out of the League Cup with a shock win at Goodison Park?

A. Norwich City

B. Millwall

C. Barnsley

D. Fulham

5. Who inflicted Everton’s first league defeat of the 2016-17 season on them?

A. Burnley

B. Chelsea

C. Manchester City

D. Bournemouth

6. Ronald Koeman’s return to former club Southampton ended in a 1-0 defeat, thanks to a goal after 41 seconds scored by who?

A. Virgil van Dijk

B. Charlie Austin

C. Nathan Redmond

D. James Ward-Prowse

7. Which club did Gerard Deulofeu move to during the January 2017 transfer window?

A. Barcelona

B. Watford

C. AC Milan

D. Sevilla

FBL-ENG-PR-EVERTON-TOTTENHAM Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images

8. Which of these players did NOT score in Everton’s 4-0 thumping of Manchester City in January 2017?

A. Tom Davies

B. Ross Barkley

C. Ademola Lookman

D. Kevin Mirallas

9. In March 2017, Ronald Koeman was embroiled in a spat with which international manager over the fitness of one of his players?

A. Martin O’Neill

B. Roberto Martinez

C. Gareth Southgate

D. Chris Coleman

10. Who netted his first Everton goal in a 4-0 home win over Marco Silva’s Hull City in March 2018?

A. Enner Valencia

B. Idrissa Gueye

C. Morgan Schneiderlin

D. Dominic Calvert-Lewin

11. Which unlikely scorer netted in three consecutive games for Everton in April 2017?

A. Ashley Williams

B. James McCarthy

C. Phil Jagielka

D. Gareth Barry

12. Everton’s 3-0 home defeat to champions Chelsea in April 2017 ended a run of how many consecutive home league wins?

A. 6

B. 7

C. 8

D. 9

Everton v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

13. Which of these teams did Everton beat home and away in 2016-17?

A. Stoke City

B. Leicester City

C. Watford

D. Middlesbrough

14. Romelu Lukaku netted more goals in 2016-17 for Everton than in any other season with the club. How many did he manage?

A. 26

B. 28

C. 30

D. 32

15.How many players made Everton first team debuts during the 2016-17 season?

A. 5

B. 7

C. 9

D. 11


  1. D (Stekelenburg)
  2. A (Man Utd)
  3. C (6 months)
  4. A (Norwich)
  5. D (Bournemouth)
  6. B (Austin)
  7. C (AC Milan)
  8. B (Barkley)
  9. A (O’Neill)
  10. D (Calvert-Lewin)
  11. C (Jagielka)
  12. C (8 wins)
  13. B (Leicester)
  14. A (26 goals)
  15. C (9 players - Gueye, Stekelenburg, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Schneiderlin, Bolasie, Williams, Holgate, Valencia)

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