Jamie Carragher has made a positive prediction for Everton this season.
Writing in his column for The Telegraph, the former Liverpool defender admitted that he thinks the Toffees will avoid relegation for a third consecutive year.
The odds for Everton to drop down to the Championship have dramatically increased since their horrific 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend.
Sean Dyche’s side have endured successive defeats in their opening two games and are yet to score, made worse by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury that will leave him sidelined this weekend.
While many are convinced that Everton will finally end the campaign in the relegation zone after narrowly missing out last time out, Carragher thinks Dyche will have what they need to keep his rival club up once again.
Carragher said: “Relegation fights have become the new normal, and no matter how much the supporters will this not to be the case – and believe with more investment and smarter executives it can and will change – the process of reversing that was bound to take time for Sean Dyche.
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“But do you know what? For all that, I still believe Dyche will keep Everton up. Perhaps that is the view of someone who simply cannot imagine a football world in which Everton are not a Premier League club.”
Is Jamie Carragher right to think Everton will stay up?
Jamie Carragher is one of few pundits that expect Everton to stay up, but there is certainly no chance of him being right if they don’t have a very active final few days of the transfer window.
While the Toffees have welcomed Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison, their attack is still looking particularly weak and it is obvious that they still need a replacement for the injury-prone Calvert-Lewin.
Things are looking very worrying at Goodison Park and the next week could determine their future.