Everton are back in the relegation dogfight following their 10 point deduction from the Premier League.
Wins over West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brentford - all away from home - alongside holding Brighton to a draw and beating Bournemouth with ease at Goodison Park had seen Everton well clear of a dismal bottom three, eight points ahead of Luton in 18th to initially quell any danger of a relegation battle after two years of doing so.
Sean Dyche's men have been imperious fom, and their chances of yet another Premier League season seemed to be in the bag for the ever-presents with odds tumbling on them to face the drop. But the huge decision on Friday afternoon has put them firmly in the relegation picture once again.
But how do their next six fixtures stack up with their newfound relegation rivals?
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It couldn’t really be much tougher for Everton in terms of their next six games in the Premier League.
A home game against Manchester United is set to come in just over a week’s time after the international break. Then, an away trip to Forest, a clash at Goodison Park against Newcastle and the visit of Chelsea in the space of eight days. It’s then a relegation battle at Turf Moor with Burnley set to welcome Dyche back to Lancashire in a crunch clash, before a visit to Tottenham rounds off the next six games.
For Burnley themselves, fixtures look slightly easier than Everton’s but they are by no means easy games with Vincent Kompany’s men only having won once so far this season. A home tie against West Ham is on the horizon, before another Turf Moor gameRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk