£60 million man needs to start firing if Everton are to survive relegation battle

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Everton need to turn the tide back in their favour

It’s probably the worst time to be an Everton fan. The club is hovering over the relegation zone for a long time and if horrendous displays continue, a nosedive in the bottom three is almost certain. This could have serious ramifications on and off the pitch.

To start with, key players like Dominic Calvert-Lewin could depart. With the new stadium in the works, COVID-19 impacting the revenue streams and the USM sponsorship suspended, the club could plummet into a financial crisis.

In 2016, when Farhad Moshiri walked through Goodison Park, he had envisioned the club returning to its zenith like it was in the ’80s and ’90s. However, the trajectory has been the polar opposite of what was desired. The downward spiral was fastened due to a series of bad decisions, miscalculated transfers and a lack of stability in the management role.

Now tasked with pulling off a Houdini, current manager Frank Lampard is out there to save the Toffees from relegation and embarrassment. Perhaps, Google should specify his job as one of the hardest jobs in the world because to extract the best out of this mish-mash squad is no child’s play.

The Toffees have 10 games to play out of which four games are against one of the top six sides. The margin for error is minimal as any slip ups will give a chance to Watford and Burnley to pounce. Coincidentally, Everton plays against both the sides in what can be termed as relegation six-pointers.