Everton: Lampard facing 'self-destructive' problem away from Goodison

Everton’s form away from home has been ‘so dreadful all season’ that you’d have to ‘be crazy’ to believe they can get a positive result on the road, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Toffees are currently embroiled in a relegation battle and are sitting just one place and four points above the bottom three with eight Premier League games remaining.

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A deserved 1-0 victory over Manchester United last time out eased some of the mounting pressure on Everton and their new manager Frank Lampard, ending a run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions.

However, they are still yet to pick up three points away from Goodison Park since 28th August, a run that has now stretched to 13 top-flight fixtures.

As a result, Everton have the worst record on the road in the division, with their solitary victory and three draws meaning they have collected just six points from a possible 45.

Luckily for Lampard, his side appear to have found some form when playing in front of their home supporters, though.

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Saturday’s win against the Red Devils was Everton’s fifth in their previous seven encounters at Goodison across all competitions and their third straight clean sheet.

Unfortunately for Lampard and co, exactly half of Everton’s remaining league games are away from home, and the 43-year-old tactician will surely be desperate to address their current struggles as soon as possible.

What has Brown said about Everton?

Brown believes that Everton have been ‘a little bit self-destructive’ when playing outside of the blue half of Merseyside this season.

He told GiveMeSport: “I think you’d have to be crazy to be positive they could get a good result away from home; their record has been so dreadful all season.

“Obviously, they’re capable of doing it, but the way they’ve been playing in recent weeks is just a little bit self-destructive really.”

Can Everton avoid relegation?

Everton still have to host Leicester City, Chelsea, Brentford and Crystal Palace while travelling to face Liverpool, Leicester, Watford and Arsenal.

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It’s a tricky run-in for a side that has struggled for consistency throughout the season, failing to record back-to-back league victories since the end of August and the beginning of September.

The home ties against the Foxes, Bees and Eagles will perhaps be the ones Everton are prioritising to get points out of as they look to avoid dropping out of the Premier League for the first time in their history.

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