Some Everton fans have been sharing their thoughts on what is to come for the Toffees over our next five Premier League games, with Sunday’s trip to Leicester City kicking off a tough December for the boys in Royal Blue.
We travel to the King Power Stadium on Sunday just four points above the relegation places, while the Foxes sit comfortably inside the top-four with their haul of 29 points from 13 games enough to sit second in the table.
The struggles of a range of top-flight sides has seen a seven-point gap emerge between fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Wolves, who are only five points clear of us down in 16th.
Our place in the league standings could look far stronger with some favourable results over the festive schedule, but that will be no straightforward task with the teams we are set to play.
After travelling to Leicester at the weekend, we visit Liverpool for the latest Merseyside Derby. Beyond that, we host Chelsea, play at Manchester United, welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park and round out the calendar year at home to Burnley and away to Newcastle.
How many points can we take in our next five games?
Our next five games, then, pits us against four of last season’s top-six and the high-flying Foxes, and the points tally we take from those fixtures will determine what we can achieve this term, with a Europa League spot not yet completely out of reach.
Here are some of the messages shared online as fans considered what’s to come…
— Brian Williams (@EFCBR14N) November 28, 2019
Also not the worst. We seem to perform badly against the likes of Norwich, Sheffield U, Villa and ok against Spurs, Man C.
— Jonny A (@jochay61) November 28, 2019
Hopefully we see some fight from these players now, play kean with iwobi behind
— EFC1878 (@EFC18785) November 28, 2019
Watch us go and get 12 out of 15 points……and we sadly know where the 3 points will be dropped with a VAR late decision
— George Gould (@G_to_the_Gould) November 28, 2019
You know what I’m actually feeling positive coybb
— Gary Knight (@garybluenose40) November 28, 2019
Loose Draw. Loose. Win Win = 7 points if that
— morgan dean (@Topskater2000) November 28, 2019
We wont be 4 points above the line after that lot. Probably only the last one winnable bar a fluke
— Mike Bishop (@MiMikebish1) November 28, 2019
Last one will by then be benefiting from new-manager bounce in form, while we mull over David Moyes (who I do respect for his time with us, but not signing new contract Bill was offering because Fergie had given him the nod showed lack of respect for club & fans – unforgivable)
— Gerard Bird (@gedbird) November 28, 2019