Jamie Carragher has now shared whether he thinks Everton will be relegated on Sunday as the Blues take on Bournemouth.
The defender states his belief that Everton will stay in the Premier League though admits that Goodison Park will be anxious, especially if the Blues hold a 1-0 lead with minutes remaining.
Indeed, writing for The Telegraph, Carragher believes Everton should win against Bournemouth, and picked up on a very interesting statistic regarding Sunday’s opposition.
Carragher said: “Despite having their fate in their hands, Evertonians are still very nervous, especially as they will be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Dyche’s home victories have all been 1-0, and if that is the scoreline in the remaining minutes on Sunday the anxiety levels will be unbearable.
I believe Everton will stay up because since Dyche took over they have become one of the most effective set-piece teams in the Premier League – centre-backs are responsible for most of Everton’s goals – and no side in the top division has conceded more from corners and free-kicks than Bournemouth.
That is where the game can be won and lost.”
Everton fans will hope Carragher is right and they secure PL safety once more
The absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin will indeed force Sean Dyche into a less-than-ideal reshuffle, but set-pieces will no doubt provide Everton with opportunities to score.
Centre-back Yerry Mina was on the scoreline for Everton last week, snatching a dramatic equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Molyneux, assisted by fellow defender Michael Keane.
A win for Everton guarantees Premier League safety regardless of what happens elsewhere, with the Blues two points clear of both Leicester City and Leeds United.
Indeed, Goodison Park will be a ‘sea of blue’ with fan group the 1878s requesting all Evertonian attendees show their colours in support of the club on such an important day.
Everton kick-off at 4:30pm on Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park.