Merseyside outfit Everton have moved two points clear of the relegation zone after they were forced to a goalless draw by hosts Watford who have already been relegated from the Premier League. Everton dominated proceedings in terms of possession, but they could not turn it into a win in their battle to avoid the drop this season.
Everton were massive favourites to take the three points on offer ahead of their rescheduled league game with the Hornets at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night having won their last two games in the Premier League. In the end, the Toffees could not live up to the status after the game ended in a stalemate.
Frank Lampard and his Everton players have been able to ease their relegation worries after back-to-back wins over Chelsea (home) and Leicester City (away). The two wins ensured that Everton were one point ahead of the bottom three before the Watford game. With the draw against Watford, Everton are now two points ahead of Leeds United who are third from bottom on the league standings. It is common knowledge that the bottom three teams will suffer demotion to the English Championship.
Despite failing to take the three points at the end of the Watford game, Everton are still in a good position ahead of their final three league games. Incidentally, all their remaining league games are against London teams. They have two home games againstBrentford and Crystal Palace before they end the season with a trip to London to take on Arsenal.
Everton have a very good record at home, which is in stark contrast to their poor away form. They have won two of their last three games at Goodison Park starting with the 1-0 win over Manchester United. Apart from Manchester United, they have beaten Chelsea during the course of their last three home games. The other home game ended in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
Hosts Watford were already confirmed for relegation before the Everton game, but they still managed to take a point from the encounter thereby stopping a run of 11 straight home defeats dating back to the 4-1 win over Manchester United in November.