Everton: Lampard now facing 'unbelievably bad situation' at Goodison Park

Everton manager Frank Lampard in the Premier League against Brentford

Everton find themselves in an “unbelievably bad situation” right now and perhaps worse than even the fans envisaged, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Frank Lampard’s side head into their final two fixtures just a couple of points above the relegation zone and Jones reckons that some players are starting to have doubts over their survival prospects.

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Despite an anxious few months in their battle for survival, the Toffees were handed the perfect chance to put any talk of relegation to bed against Brentford on Sunday.

Following Burnley’s defeat at Tottenham and Leeds’ draw with Brighton, three points against the Bees would have secured Everton’s top-flight status with two games to spare.

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But Brentford’s comeback means the Merseysiders are still very much in the relegation picture heading into the final week of the campaign.

Two points from their two remaining fixtures will be enough to ensure Everton continue their ever-present record in the Premier League, but Jones believes that their current situation is alarming.

What did Jones say about Everton?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Everton find themselves in an unbelievably bad situation, probably worse than even the fans thought it could get.

“It looked like they might be clear of it by now, but every time they have a pick-me-up, it’s followed by a massive disappointment, and I just feel like this side are really starting to doubt themselves.

“They really are reliant on Richarlison and Pickford keeping them in the division.”

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What do Everton need to survive?

While there’s likely to still be a great deal of nerves heading into games against Crystal Palace and Arsenal, if Leeds fail to beat Brighton on Sunday, then Everton will avoid relegation regardless of how they fare in those two fixtures.

But the Goodison Park outfit have another prime opportunity to secure their status by putting three points on the board when the Eagles visit Stanley Park tomorrow and will not want their fight against the drop to go to the final-day, where there’s often twists and turns.

It’s simple for Everton; beat Palace in front of a red-hot Goodison Park and they’ll be playing top-flight football again next season, but their recent results would suggest it’ll be anything but straightforward.

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