April 13, 2024

Everton PL relegation prediction made by Sky Sports journalist

‘Regardless’ – Sky Sports journalist makes Everton relegation prediction, picks out two players

Sky Sports journalist makes Everton Premier League relegation prediction, picks out two Sean Dyche ‘favourites’

Everton will be looking down on the relegation scrap this season as opposed to being in it, according to Sky Sports journalist Peter Smith.

 

That verdict comes regardless of the club’s appeal against their 10-point deduction for breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.

 

The Merseyside outfit currently occupy 17th place in the table after defeating Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday (10 December).

 

 

“Poor finishing, especially at Goodison, had masked some of the progress the manager and his players have made this season but with Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure – two Sean Dyche favourites – finding form, they are getting their rewards now,” Smith wrote for Sky Sports (11 December).

 

“The past two seasons have seen Everton pull off late survival shows. The indications are they will be looking down on the relegation scrap this time around, regardless of how successful their appeal against the points deduction is.”

 

 

Safe?

 

Everton were going strong before being handed their points deduction, where they were sitting in 14th place in the table thanks to positive results against the likes of West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton.

 

But the Toffees were sent crashing down to 19th place with the punishment, with their misery compounded when Manchester United defeated them 3-0 at Goodison Park in their first match since the deduction.

Since then, however, Everton have been on a stunning run, with the Toffees defeating Nottingham Forest 1-0 on the road, and Newcastle United and Chelsea 3-0 and 2-0 respectively at Goodison Park.

 

There is, of course, a very long way to go this season, but if Dyche’s men can continue this run, they will be well clear of any danger.

 

And given the abilities of the manager and the players he has available, that certainly should be the case for the Merseyside club.

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