Everton fans shouldn't panic about form; it was always going to be a transitional season

John Reid November 10, 2020
Everton fans shouldn't panic about form; it was always going to be a transitional season
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Everton’s recent results have been quite poor, especially when you consider how well Carlo Ancelotti’s side started the Premier League campaign.

After wins in their opening four games of the league season, Everton have didn’t win any of their next four league games. They are currently on a three game losing streak.

They started off well in their most recent game against Manchester United, but eventually succumbed to a 3-1 defeat.

No need for fans to be concerned

The recent results might have some Everton fans worried that they are going to have another dreary season. However, those fans should not get into a panic about the current situation.

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It was always going to be a transitional season at Goodison, especially when you consider the number of players that Carlo Ancelotti signed.

The likes of James Rodriguez, Ben Godfrey and Allan will need more time before they can be fully judged. The same is also true of Ancelotti. He has only been at the club for 11 months, and in that time he had to contend with a football lockdown.

There have been positive signs for the Everton faithful so far this season. Most notably, the brilliant form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

He has scored 11 goals in 10 games so far this season and has deservedly been called up to the England squad. As long as he is in this kind of form, Everton could have a decent season.

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The four game winning run at the start of the season put Everton in a false position. They are obviously not the best team in the league. However, they are still sitting in seventh place.

Top 10 finish would be progress

In a season which was always going to be a transitional one, a top 10 finish would represent progress for Everton. They finished 12th in the league last season, and Ancelotti will be looking to improve on that.

Still, it will take time yet for Everton to be moulded in the way he wants them to play.

He should be given the time as well. After all, he is one of the most successful managers around. Everton can still go on and have a successful season when they get over this run of poor results.

However, expect more up and down results this season as Ancelotti gets to grips with the job.

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John Reid is an experienced journalist, specialising in Scottish football for a number of years.