Paul Merson explained why he is sure Everton will avoid relegation battle this season

Former footballer and pundit Paul Merson has shared his perspective on Everton’s current situation and outlined what he believes the team can achieve this season, relays the Everton.News. In his predictions column on SportsKeeda, Merson expressed confidence that Everton has the resilience to avoid relegation, emphasizing the team’s ability to deliver crucial results.

Less than a month ago, Everton appeared secure in avoiding relegation, showcasing commendable form. However, a significant setback occurred with a 10-point deduction, plunging them back into the relegation zone. Despite this setback, a recent victory against Nottingham Forest has brought Sean Dyche’s side within two points of escaping the dreaded zone, with Luton Town in close reach.

Merson highlighted Everton’s capacity for producing ‘X-Factor’ results, citing their impressive performance against Villa away from home. He conveyed his surprise at the prospect of Everton facing relegation, considering their potential to be a formidable force on any given day. With the struggles of the three recently promoted teams in the Premier League, Merson believes Everton has a good chance of securing survival.

Acknowledging Everton’s peculiar home form, Merson noted their effectiveness as an away side and suggested that creating chances at home could pose challenges for upcoming opponents, including Newcastle. Despite the substantial point deduction, Everton remains just a win away from climbing out of the relegation zone.

Currently positioned 18th with seven points, Everton is closely trailing Luton Town, who occupy the last safe spot from relegation. A victory against Newcastle at Goodison Park on Thursday could propel Dyche’s side out of the relegation zone and potentially set a positive trajectory for the remainder of the season. The recent performance against Nottingham Forest serves as a promising indicator of Everton’s resilience and determination in the ongoing battle to secure their Premier League status.