The Premier league campaign has shown a positive start for the club, as they continue to pick up important points, with European football the main aim for next season. Before this campaign begun, many Premier League tipsters out there were backing Everton to have a solid season under new manager Marco Silva. One football prediction we saw recently was tipping up the Toffees to challenge the top 6 places in the Premier League – and these predictions are now looking strong, as Everton are one of the in-form sides in the league at present. Everton are currently sitting in sixth, ahead of Manchester United and just six points off the top four.
This start just shows the incredible job that Marco Silva is doing as the blue’s boss. He has pushed his attacking philosophy on to the squad, in which they now play very exciting football. Richarlison is continuing to show why he could be the future of the club, in pushing them back into challenging for the Champions League spots. He is already showing that it is money well spent following the big move, which at the time raised some eyebrows.
— The Football Crew (@TheFootballCr3w) November 21, 2018
Everton are coming off the back of picking up 16 of the last 21 available points in the League prior to the Liverpool fixture. This includes comprehensive victories over the likes of Fulham, Crystal Palace and Brighton. The Blues also picked up a very important point away at Chelsea, who themselves have been in stunning form this season, despite the recent poor showing against Tottenham. This is just another indication of the run of form the side has been on.
Everton now have a very difficult run of fixtures up to Christmas, which could define their season. This starts with the local derby away to Liverpool and then two home fixtures against resurgent Newcastle and Watford, with the latter likely to be a big test. Watford themselves have kicked off the season very impressively and sit just two points behind the blues in ninth, following the opening thirteen fixtures.
Everton then travel to Manchester City, who ominously look to have improved further this season. This is a game that any points picked up will be seen as a big bonus for them. The final game of this difficult run before Christmas is a home clash against Tottenham on the 23rd of December. This will be another fixture, in which Everton will start as the underdogs. Everton have struggled against Tottenham in recent years, in what is set to be one of the toughest tests for them over the season. If Everton can pick up seven or more points over these next difficult five fixtures, it could be massive to their European hopes come the end of the season.