Everton are surely at the mercy of Newcastle on Sunday.
I don’t go along with the theory of the Europa League automatically ruining your season but Everton are having a great go at proving it correct.
In eight matches this season which are listed below, they have managed only two wins in the games that have followed European games, and they were against two teams in the bottom three QPR and Burnley) who are currently relegation favourites.
We never heard the last of it from Alan Pardew when Newcastle were in Europe, while now with the boot on the other foot there should be no excuses for John Carver.
Everton have a home match against Dynamo Kiev this Thursday, whilst John Carver has had all the time in the world to prepare his team due to our Cup-free existence. Preparation time which of course the new Newcastle Head Coach says makes all the difference when approaching a Premier League game.
A great chance for both the team and Carver to bounce back.
Everton’s Premier League matches that have followed Europa League games this season:
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3
Manchester United 2 Everton 1
Burnley 1 Everton 3
Sunderland 1 Everton 1
Tottenham 2 Everton 1
Everton 3 QPR 1
Everton 2 Leicester 2
Arsenal 2 Everton 0