The Merseyside Toffees are known to be the team who have spent the most number of seasons in the top flight of English Football. From Relegation to becoming continental champions, they have done it all. With a new stadium on its way, all things don’t seem to be welcoming for the club. Winning close relegation battles from the past two seasons, it seems like this time, Everton’s relegation might turn into a fact. 


Everton has been in the top flight of English football from the 1954-55 season. They are the team with the second longest surviving period in the history of top-flight English football after Arsenal. Having won the UEFA Cup and being the leaders of English Football during the 80s, Toffees have never been able to reach those heights again. 

David Moyes, who is now West Ham’s Boss, was the longest-serving manager at the club. It is also to his credit that Everton made their best finish in a premier league season during his tenure in 2005. Unfortunately, the Blues still weren’t able to qualify for the main round of the Champions League as they lost to the Spanish side Villarreal in the qualification round. 

Recent Scenario

Since the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti, the club has been fighting close relegation battles to survive in the premier league. 3 Managers have since then taken charge, namely Rafa Benitez, Frank Lampard, and currently Sean Dyche. All these managers have notable experience and achievements under their belt, despite which they haven’t been able to improve the club’s performance. 

No backup strategy after key players leave the club has created problems in the team. Stars like Richarlison, Lucas Digne, James Rodriguez, Anthony Gordon, and Allan have left the club, making it difficult for the coaches to fill in the created gaps. 

The current squad still has Stars like Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Pickford, James Tarkowski, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. It seems as if the team still lacks an on-ground leader to continuously motivate the team during the ups and downs of the game. 

Everton’s Relegation: From Myth to Reality

Despite the signings of Youssef Chermitti, Jack Harrison, Arnaut Danjuma, and Ashley Young, Everton has lost its first 3 games to Fulham, Aston Villa and Wolves. This signals that Everton’s Relegation looks pretty sure this season until and unless some drastic changes are made in the club. 

To all the Toffees out there, be mentally prepared for the end of the beautiful 70-year streak of Everton’s top-flight football. The championship has been calling you for the past two seasons, but this time it won’t call, because they will already be knowing that the Toffees are coming.

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