Another bad season for Everton.
Last updated: May 12, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Can you remember the last time Everton achieved something significant? The most memorable moment for The Toffees for the last decade was reaching the FA Cup final in 2009, which they eventually lost to Chelsea (2-1). This season is no exception; the last year’s performance by Everton has been poor. The Toffees are lying in 12th place and look like an average club, with no ambitions for anything.
But, it shouldn’t be like this… Because Everton have some really good players in their squad. Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku, Leighton Baines and John Stones are just a few of Everton’s good players. So, it’s unacceptable to have world class players in your squad and be in the middle of the table and even below the average standard.
What can I say about Norwich City? The Canaries also had a bad season. They seemed to be secure 4 months ago, but now they are going to be relegated. Despite having signed some good players like Naismith and Timm Klose, they didn’t show the needed qualities to keep their place in The Premier League. So, they are deservedly heading to The Championship again.
The Spaniard, Gerard Deulofeu, is suffering from a MCL knee ligament injury. The attacker has scored 2 goals in 26 appearances for Everton this season.
Gareth Barry, Seamus Coleman and Tyias Browning are also sidelined for The Toffees. The midfielder, Barry, is suffering from a groin strain.
Timm Klose has received a knee injury and is going to miss the last match of the season for Norwich City. The defender has scored once in 10 games for The Canaries.
Ryan Bennett and Alex Tettey are the other main omissions for Norwich. Bennett is ill, while Tettey is suffering from an ankle injury.
Quotes of the week
Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “We played last week and we had all the attributes you need to win a football game.”
Alex Neil (Norwich) : “How do you give people confidence? You can’t put the ball in the net for them.”
|Everton (4-4-2):||Robles, Stones, Baines, Pennington, Oviedo, Lennon, Cleverley, McCarthy, Barkley, Niasse, Lukaku.|
|Subs||Howard, Osman, Dowell, Gibson, Besic, Connolly, Mirallas.|
|Injured:||Browning, Coleman, Barry, Deulofeu.|
|Norwich City (4-4-1-1):||Ruddy, Ivo Pinto, Bassong, Olsson, Martin, O’Neil, Redmond, Brady, Howson, Hoolahan, Jerome.|
|Subs||Rudd, Whittaker, Dorrans, Jarvis, Bamford, Naismith, Mbokani.|
|Injured:||Klose, Tettey, Bennett.|
So far this season
|Everton this season||Norwich this season|
|5 (5)||(at home) Wins (away)||5 (3)|
|6-2 vs. Sunderland||Biggest win||3-1 vs. Bournemouth and Sunderland|
|5 (9)||(at home) Draws (away)||5 (2)|
|8 (4)||(at home) Losses (away)||8 (13)|
|0-4 to Liverpool||Biggest Defeat||2-6 to Newcastle|
|Lukaku (18)||Top scorer||Mbokani, Redmond (5)|
|Barkley, Deulofeu (8)||Assist Leader||Hoolahan (8)|
|Y44, R5||Discipline||Y59, R3|
|10||Failures to score||15|
|21||Both Teams to Score Games||17|
|20||Over 2.5 Games||18|
|16||Under 2.5 Games||18|
- The Canaries have failed to win 26 of their last 29 Premier League games away from Carrow Road! All 3 victories have been recorded during this campaign.
- There has been the option of ‘under 2.5 goals scored’ in Norwich City’s last 6 away matches in The Premier League.
- Alex Neil’s players have failed to score in 6 of their last 7 away matches in The Premiership. They only found the net against West Brom and eventually won the match (1-0).
- Everton have recorded 3 consecutive Premier League matches with the option of ‘over 2,5 goals scored’. The Toffees have only won once in their last 9 league matches.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|12/12/15||The Premier League||Norwich 1-1 Everton||R. Lukaku 15′|
|27/10/15||The Capital One Cup||Everton (P)1-1 Norwich||S. Bassong 51′|
|11/01/14||The Premier League||Everton 2-0 Norwich||G. Barry 23′|
|17/08/13||The Premier League||Norwich 2-2 Everton||S. Whittaker 51′|
|23/02/13||The Premier League||Norwich 2-1 Everton||L. Osman 39′|