Everton captain Phil Neville expects youngsters Jack Rodwell, Dan Gosling, Jose Baxter and Lukas Jutkiewicz to all make a Premiership impact this season.
"This season in the Premier League, we are allowed seven substitutes, so they might be able to squeeze on to the bench a couple of times and might get thrown on.
"The only way you get any experience is by playing.
"The young lads have been thrown in at the deep end this pre-season, and people like Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling have played in almost all the games.
"They've acquitted themselves fantastically well and the club is in safe hands with regard the youth talent coming through.
"I'm sure Evertonians would rather see four players breaking through the ranks rather than a foreigner come in who doesn't have the heart for the club."