Will Everton be the biggest club in history to be relegated from the Premier League?


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Everton may feel their worst nightmare is starting to become a reality after last weekend’s results.

Burnley beat Wolves as Everton lost 2-0 at Anfield to leave the Toffees in the drop zone for the first time this season. With six games left to play, Everton look to have the tougher fixture list with games against only three teams outside of the top ten, as well as matches against two London clubs in the top four, Chelsea at Goodison and Arsenal away.

The Merseyside club’s fans will be unsettled to see Burnley play out of form Villa twice and Watford in their five remaining fixtures, although there still could yet be a twist to the tale with Leeds’ torrid fixture list when they are only five points off the drop.

Lampard has won just three Premier league games out of a possible 12 with Everton and set up against Liverpool with all 11 behind the ball, recording the second lowest possession in the league’s history in their defeat with only 17%.

With Frank Lampard’s side in turmoil, you have to ask yourself, could we not only be seeing possibly the most talented and expensive side to go down in football history, but the biggest club too?

The last major clubs to face the drop at their current times were possibly Leeds back in 2004, Southampton in 2005 and Newcastle being the biggest name when they faced relegation in 2009, the Geordies’ first taste of relegation since 1989.

Everton’s majority shareholder has spent more than half a billion pounds on transfers since taking over in 2016, and with the likes of Brazilian internationals Richarlison and Allan, England’s number one Jordan Pickford, and other ex-England internationals such as Dele Alli and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, they could be the most talented relegated squad as well.

The only team that would come close would be that of West Ham’s 2003 side which consisted of Paolo Di Canio, Jermaine Defoe, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole.

However Everton themselves are an incredibly historic football club and based off their success in the 1980’s and the longevity of their 68-year stay in England’s top flight, their fans would argue they truly are the biggest club to face the drop.

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