Everton have not had the best start to the Premier League season, but Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson thinks that the team will get back on track against Bournemouth this weekend.
Ronald Koeman’s side welcome the Cherries to Goodison Park after ousting Sunderland from the Carabao Cup in a 3-0 victory.
That result is expected to give the team a boost heading into Saturday’s action following a dismal run in the top flight.
The Merseyside outfit have been unlucky in terms of scheduling considering that they have faced Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in their last four league outings.
They only picked up one point from that run of games, and that was in a 1-1 draw with City at the Etihad Stadium last month.
As it stands, the Merseyside outfit are in the relegation zone, but Merson believes that the team can seal a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth.
Questions have been raised over Everton’s lack of firepower up front having scored just two goals in five league matches.
However, Merson is confident that the Toffees can get the job done this weekend, and has advised them to focus on picking up points at Goodison Park.
He told Sky Sports:
“I was pleased Everton put in a strong display to beat Sunderland in the Carabao Cup – for me they should be aiming for cup success this season. That result should give them a little bit of a boost after the Spurs and Manchester United drubbings and I think they beat Bournemouth.
“This fixture is the second of four consecutive home games and they need to get on a roll in front of their fans to shake off this poor start to the season. Bournemouth have won two on the spin – against Brighton in league and Carabao Cup – so they may fancy their chances. I even heard one of their players mention Europe. I’m sorry, no.”