And they have a team worthy of their fantastic support. David Moyes has, without the megabucks backing of some of the other top teams, assembled a team that is combative and energetic but also has players of flair and quality.
More than almost any other of the best teams in England, though, the Everton team is always much greater than a simple sum of its parts. Players of great individual ability such as Cahill, Arteta and Pienaar are, more than anything else, committed team members.
Goodison Park has been home to Everton Football club since 1892, during which time it has hosted more top-level football matches than any other British ground. The stadium has had its fair share of firsts during this time; it was the first purpose-built football stadium; the first to have under soil heating; the first to have two tiers on each side of the ground.
Although plans have been in the pipeline for the club to move to a new stadium for a few years, there are still plenty of opportunities to watch a game at this truly historic venue. The ground might not be about for much longer; catch a match while you still can.