Royal Blue: Michael Keane's Everton renaissance continues as Marco Silva's project takes shape

The Royal Blue podcast returns slightly later than usual this week as ECHO Head of Sport Dave Prentice joins Chris Beesley, Ian Croll and host Sam Carroll to discuss a fruitful week for the Blues.

Marco Silva's footballing ideals were on display at Goodison Park last Saturday as Everton dispatched a Brighton team that were full of compliments for their counterparts after the game. 

Michael Keane continued his renaissance as the former Burnley man impressed in front of England boss Gareth Southgate and Richarlison once more validated Silva's decision to utilise the young Brazilian in a central striking role.

Gor Mahia were next up in midweek as Yerry Mina dominated the headlines, with the defender now expected to retain his place for Sunday's trip to Chelsea.

Kieran Dowell, Ademola Lookman and returning physio Mick Rathbone are also on the menu as the quartet hope to see a first Stamford Bridge victory since 1995. For information regarding your data privacy, visit