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Everton building from good platform

Everton building from good platform

Whilst Chelsea and Manchester City duel it out at the top of the Premier League table, neither manager wants to be seen as blinking first.

While Jose Mourinho's Chelsea top the Premier League table, it is Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City who are the favourites.

Mourinho believes his Chelsea side are not even the dark horses of the competition, instead he refers to his squad as the small horses, building a squad for future success.

Meanwhile Pellegrini continues to play down his sides chances.

It would seem that both are too cool to declare that the fight is really on.

"Obviously it seems no one wants to win the league,"

"No one wants to come out and say they want to win the league - we are quite happy to want to win the league!" Everton manager Roberto Martinez joked while speaking to The Post.

Everton's target this season however is not the Premier League title, but in his first season, the Spaniard has put Everton in the mix for UEFA Champions League qualification.

Everton are currently five points adrift of the all important 4th spot after 25 games.

But with 13 games remaining there are still 39 points available to Everton.

He continued: "At this stage of the season we`ve got more points than since we won the league in 1987 and that`s a very good platform going into the final third."

"What concerns me is how many points out of the 39 we can take.

"It goes down to your own points tally. I`ve never been a believer in looking at other clubs in the table.


On average over the past five Premier League campaigns, fourth place have finished with a total of 70.4 points.

The highest was Arsenal with 73 points last season, while the lowest ironically was also Arsenal with 68 points in 2010-2011.

For Everton to reach 70 points we will need to take 25 points from our next 13 games. An average of 1.93 points per game, form that we did replicate between the end of September and December.

However our most recent form has dipped with an average of 1.37 points per game since Christmas.

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Writer:Yak
Date:Wednesday February 12 2014
Time: 12:00PM

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