By Peter Lynch

18th Sep, 2023 | 6:10pm

Pundit shares Everton relegation verdict live on talkSPORT as ‘three worse teams’ claim made

Martin O’Neill believes there are currently “three worse teams” than Everton in the current Premier League campaign.

The former Nottingham Forest ace has mooted manager Sean Dyche to pull the club clear of the relegation zone as the season progresses.

The Toffees currently sit 18th in the league table following their 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal on Sunday (17 September).

“Fans leaving before the end of the game, that’s not really Everton, that is very, very true,” O’Neill said live on talkSPORT. “But they’ve lost three consecutive games at Goodison Park.

“It’s a culmination of losing football matches and then thinking maybe they aren’t going to get back into it. But I think the disillusionment was really to do with the fact that Everton were not in Arsenal’s faces at the weekend as much as anything else.

“I think that Sean Dyche will pull them out of there, I think when they get a few players together, and probably, working on the assumption that there are maybe three worse teams than Everton in the league.”

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Tough times

There was, of course, good news behind the scenes at Everton just last week when it was revealed that 777 Partners would be acquiring Farhad Moshiri’s stake in the club.

But the optimism around Goodison Park quickly fizzled when high-flying Arsenal came to town. The hosts certainly put up a fight, but at the end of the day the only thing that matters is the result, and it was the Gunners who emerged victorious.

Dyche will be able to take a handful of positives from the 90 minutes, but the defeat leaves his side still searching for their first win of the new Premier League campaign.

The Merseyside club have just one point from their five matches so far, which they picked up in a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Sheffield United earlier this month.

That stalemate came after three successive defeats to Fulham, Aston Villa and Wolves, two of which were at Goodison Park.

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