While Everton picked up what could be a season-defining three points last weekend, they still find themselves locked into the relegation zone with five games left to play and that result only looks good if they can back it up this weekend.
Are Everton too big to go down?
The Toffees appeared to make it a very intimidating and raucous atmosphere at Goodison Park on Sunday which will have surely given the Everton players an extra 10%, however, their next two games are away from home and with just one away league win all season it will be a very tough test.
This is why McInally is still talking about how relegation would be simply unthinkable for Everton with the Sky Sports man saying:
(1:05) “Everton, it would be unthinkable and I’ve spoken to some of the friends I’ve got who are huge Toffee fans and they are just having a shocker, but I have to say the result they got the other day was sensational.”
TIF Thoughts on Everton’s survival chances…
Everton do find themselves still 18th in the Premier League and would be relegated if the season finished today, however, they do have a huge game in hand which is against Watford, who are having an even worse season back in the top flight, so Frank Lampard would surely back his players to get a positive result against the Hornets.
If Everton win that game, then it doesn’t matter what other clubs such as Burnley or Leeds United do as their Premier League status is in their own hands, but based on the fact they’ve still only won nine games all season, their route to safety seems a lot easier said than done.