How long can Everton remain unbeaten?

Everton remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season.

That will create a wave of optimism from Toffees’ fans as Roberto Martinez continues to do a brilliant job in the era following David Moyes.

Everton have a record of two wins and three draws so far this season, with six goals scored and four conceded.

The natural assumption of looking at that from the outside would be the quality of teams they have faced. However, the run includes a win against Chelsea as well as solid performances away to Norwich City and West Ham United.

Everton have been relatively fortunate in terms of their injury list, which currently only sees five first team players out of action.

If they can keep a small injury list for the next couple of months then they will have a good chance to stretch out their unbeaten record.

Martinez will definitely fancy his side’s chances in their next two league matches; away at Fulham and at home against Newcastle United.

Fulham are yet to win at home having taken only one point from a possible six at Craven Cottage while Newcastle have conceded five goals away from home which means Everton should have chances in that fixture.

It gets tougher at the start of October with the club’s first fixture that month a trip to Manchester City.

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Considering what Manchester City have just done to Manchester United, their potential to rip apart a side at home is quite evident.

However, one of the qualities of the current Everton side is the belief that Martinez has been able to brand across the squad which has given them a real confidence whenever they play.

If Everton set their stall out, defend well, make the most of their own chances and stay together, the two following fixtures mean they could keep a run going until November if they can avoid defeat at the Etihad.

A home match against Hull City follows the one against Manchester City before a trip to face Aston Villa.

Hull have lost twice on the road already this season while Villa are yet to do anything but taste defeat in front of their own supporters.

If Everton can make it to November unbeaten then they will be well prepared for matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool that month and they will be doing their chances of a European slot no harm at all.

What do you think? How long can Everton keep their run going?

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