Everton face a very tough fight to stay in the Premier League this season. They are currently sitting 15th in the table, with just two points above the drop zone.
However, the Merseyside outfit have seen some improvement after Sean Dyche took over the club in January. They registered a shocking 1-0 success over Arsenal in February before also defeating Leeds United and Brentford. Most recently, Sean Dyche’s men held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw after substitute Ellis Simms popped up with an 89th-minute equaliser.
Due to the international break, the Toffees will not play for the next two weeks. However, they will return to action early next month, and below we look at Everton’s fixtures in April.
1- Tottenham – April 3 (H)
Everton suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in their previous league meeting. The Blues missed two golden opportunities and that ultimately cost them the match. Harry Kane broke the deadlock by converting his spot-kick in the second-half before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg added another to wrap up the win.
With Premier League survival at stake, the Merseyside outfit cannot afford to lose their home games, even if they are up against Tottenham.
2- Manchester United – April 8 (A)
Everton will travel to Manchester United next month, hoping to get a good result at Old Trafford. However, that will be easier said than done as the Red Devils have been outstanding this season under Erik ten Hag.
The Toffees made a brilliant start in their previous league fixture against United, with Alex Iwobi providing them an early breakthrough. But the Manchester giants responded with goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the contest 2-1.
3- Fulham – April 15 (H)
Fulham have made a spectacular start to life in the top-flight after gaining promotion from the Championship last season. They now stand a good chance of securing European football next term, with the Cottagers sitting ninth in the table after collecting 39 points from 27 matches.
Everton played out a goalless draw with Fulham last time out, with Jordan Pickford making a string of fine saves to deny Marco Silva’s men.
4- Crystal Palace – April 22 (A)
Patrick Vieira was sacked after he led Crystal Palace to a miserable run of form in 2023. The Eagles are still 12th in the table but with just three points above the relegation zone, they are in the same boat as the other eight teams below them.
Sean Dyche’s side will be aiming to secure maximum points when they meet Palace at Selhurst Park. But that will be no easy feat with the Eagles just as motivated as Everton to stay in the richest football league.
5- Newcastle United – April 27 (H)
Everton lost 1-0 to Newcastle United in October, with Miguel Almiron’s strike separating the two sides at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies are a strong contender for a top-four finish and so getting a result against them will be difficult for the Toffees even if they will be playing at Goodison Park.
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