Rafa Benitez must reverse dreadful Everton home form woes
Benitez has to overcome home form hurdle at Everton.
Everton have had a torrid time at Goodison Park since the start of the 2020/21 season.
A lot of that is out if Rafa Benitez’s control seeing as Carlo Ancelotti was in charge last season.
However, after seeing West Ham win at Goodison on Sunday, it seems the home fragilities aren’t completely gone.
The numbers that the Toffees have put up at home since the start of 2020/21 are worrying.
In 23 home league games, Everton have secured just nine wins.
They’ve also drawn four and lost ten in that time.
Those are numbers of a side who will be fighting against the drop.
However, the Toffees want to be pushing for a European place.
For that to happen, Benitez will need to uproot the issues in the squad that have them falling short in front of the Goodison crowd.
It would be acceptable if the Toffees were losing to better sides than them.
However, of those ten home losses, most of them have been games they should have won.
Benitez has to overcome home form hurdle at Everton
Last season saw them fall to defeat against Sheffield United and Fulham who would go down.
They also lost to Newcastle and Burnley in that time.
Meanwhile, away from home the Toffees managed to beat Tottenham, Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal.
This anomaly in the Merseysiders form needs to be reveresed.
However, after the way in which Benitez has started things may be on the up at Goodison.
There’s no shame in losing at home to that West Ham side.
However, with games upcoming against Watford and then Tottenham, there is a chance for Benitez to arrest the slump early.
With a stable home record and the continued results on the road, a European place is achievable.
Getting those results in front of an expectant home crowd is easier said than done, though, especially against sides that sit deep and frustrate.
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