Having played the teams currently sitting 4th-8th in our last five Premier League games (winning two, losing two, drawing one), the next slate of games should, in theory by looking at the table, be a bit easier.
But of course in Everton’s case, the table is a big fat lie.
Everton, winners of three of their last four, are a point above the relegation zone at the moment, but that’s because half their points have been taken away thanks to a financial fair play penalty. Without that ten-point deduction, they would actually be a point above us, and in the top of half of the table.
Will we do better against the team (who should be) in 10th than we just did against the other top-four challengers?
Our available squad is largely the same, with Conor Gallagher returning from his suspension. But that’s about it. Noni Madueke is off the injury list on the official website, in case someone decides to get random with the lineup.