Everton vs Bournemouth
This Sunday in the Premier League, Everton host Bournemouth at Goodison Park.
Both these clubs are searching for a consistent uptick in form at the start of 2019.
Everton are 11th in the league with 27 points.
For the record, that’s the exact same number of points which Everton had on the board at this stage last season.
Have the club really pushed on since the days of Sam Allardyce?
Bournemouth are 12th in the division, also on 27 points. The Cherries are below Everton on goal difference.
Eddie Howe’s men are sliding down the league, while they come into this weekend’s match with three defeats in their last four matches.
Bournemouth have conceded 15 goals in that bad run of results.
Farhad Moshiri issues Marco Silva warning
On Tuesday night, Everton held their latest general meeting.
In it, Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri made the following comments about Everton manager Marco Silva:
We did our homework and we put a big bet on Marco and we stick with him.
You have up and downs. Consistency has been an issue but we have had terrific performances and the challenge is to have a lot more of those.
We are very serious about what we want to do. I look at the table and it is not good enough.
Should Marco Silva start to worry about his ongoing position at Everton?
It’s worth noting that Silva signed a three year deal to work for Everton. The Portuguese manager earns 3 million pounds a season before bonuses.
Everton’s Premier League ambitions
Chief exec Denise Barrett-Baxendale says over next decade, @Everton can challenge for Premier League. "It is vital we are ambitious with our long term targets. The aim is not only win cups but the Premier League as well. This is an extremely challenging goal"
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 8, 2019
Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale has said that a move to their new stadium will mean they hope to be challenging for trophies and will be aiming to win the Premier League title.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 8, 2019