Marco Silva has started impressively at Everton
Everton have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield in almost two decades but could that change on Derby Day this weekend? Matt Cheetham examines how Marco Silva has transformed them this season.
Marco Silva’s assured start as Everton manager has them sitting in the Premier League’s top six. For a side who were hovering ominously above the relegation zone at this stage last season – with their third manager of the campaign waiting in the wings – it has been an impressive transformation.
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Silva’s side have won five of their last seven games and the healthy stream of points has been achieved with an attractive brand of football, which is highlighted by some of Everton’s attacking statistics. The leap from last season – when Everton recorded the second-fewest shots in the Premier League, and the fewest by any side during Sam Allardyce’s time in charge – has been seismic.