Carlo Ancelotti plans to bring an end to Everton’s terrible run of form away to big six sides, starting this weekend at Arsenal.
Arsenal and Everton go head-to-head in what is a real six-pointer.
Lose and Arsenal will be five points behind the Toffees and can kiss goodbye to the Champions League via the Premier League.
Win and they leapfrog Everton by a point and a better goal difference by +6.
Speaking ahead of the match to the media at his regularly scheduled press conference, Ancelotti was shown a bit of paper that informed him Everton had played 37 games away against Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal since December 2013 and had not managed to register a single win.
“Not one victory? Wow! I’m going to cry!,” Ancelotti replied. “It’s time to win then.”
The game certainly will be an intriguing one. The last time the two sides met both Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta had just been appointed to their respective failing clubs and it’s a chance to see what difference both have made.
Arsenal and Everton’s form over the last six games has been relatively similar with both sides winning three and scoring 10.
Arsenal have drawn their other three while Everton have drawn two and lost one.