The manager of Everton football club, Carlo Ancelotti is eying a Champions League spot after his team defeated struggling Southampton on Monday, March 1. The league match ended 1-0 in favor of Everton, thanks to Richarlison’s 9th-minute goal.
After the Premier League match, Carlo Ancelotti and his boys moved closer to their target. The win took them to the 7th spot, with 43 points in 25 games, 4 points above 8th placed Tottenham Hotspur.
So far this season Everton have recorded 13 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats which are enough to keep them on equal points with their Merseyside rivals Liverpool that currently sit on the 6th spot with a game more than Everton.
As it stands, Everton need just three points to climb to the 4th spot provided 4th place West Ham United, 5th placed Chelsea, and of course, 6th place Liverpool suffer defeats in their next matches.
Liverpool’s next Premier League game is against Chelsea on March 4 which means that a draw in the game is the only outcome that will favor Everton provided they win their next game against West Brom on the same day.
When that happens, Everton will continue to enjoy the position until March 8 when West Ham play their next league match against Leeds United. If West Ham lose, and Everton win Chelsea on the same day, Everton will remain on the 4th spot.
More so, the advantage Everton have over all the clubs above them is the fact that they are the only club that still have a game in hand if they win their next two league games, Carlo Ancelotti’s dream of leading Everton to a Champions League spot will be a reality.
“We have a great opportunity to be in the top four and we would like to touch that position,” Ancelotti told the club’s official website.
“We have to put all our effort into the game on Thursday to try to be there, it is a real possibility.
“It doesn’t matter how long we can be there, but just to see how we feel if we are there.
“There will be a big fight until the end of the season and we have to be pleased we can fight for that position.
“It will be a dream to be in the top four, we are quite close… but the season is long.”
Carlo Ancelotti has done a great thing for Everton which was leading the club to defeat Liverpool at Anfield Stadium for the first time in 22 years. The victory over their local rivals on February 20, 2021, has been a course of happiness for the club’s fans. Hence, ending the season on a Champions League spot will be the icing on the cake for the fans.