Here comes Everton! Blasting up the EPL standings after winning five straight. While everyone else above them falters, Everton just keeps winning and hardly anyone has taken notice. Arsenal better that's for sure!
Everton only trails the 4th placed Gunners by four points with a game in hand. Turns out they also play each other next weekend on Everton's home pitch Goodison Park. If Everton wins next weekend and then takes care of that extra match they will pass Arsenal for that coveted final Champions League spot.
The schedule ahead is not terrible either. Seven matches to go in the season and the toughest three teams left on the schedule all have to come to Goodison Park. Everton gets Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City at home. The Toffees also have Crystal Palace at home along with road games at Sunderland, Southampton and Hull. Managable for sure.
The Everton offense is rolling right now as they have scored twelve goals in their five game winning streak. Ross Barkley has been wonderful, but it has been a complete team effort. Nine different players have scored goals in those five games. Everton is showing a true team mentality and in the game of soccer that is tough to beat no matter how talented the other team was.
Now can Everton complete a magical season and jump Arsenal for a Champions League place?