Craig Burley predicts Everton’s Premier League finish

Everton have made a good start to the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

Former Celtic midfielder Craig Burley has predicted on social networking site Twitter that Everton will not finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

The ex-Celtic man believes that the Toffees will end up sixth or seventh in the standings - outside of the Champions League places.

Everton are a good team and have some brilliant players, but they are not as strong as the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Roberto Martinez’s side, though, should challenge for a Europa League place, and given their start to the season, they should be confident of doing so.

Heading into this weekend’s round of matches in the Premier League, the Merseyside outfit find themselves seventh in the league table with eight points from five matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

However, Everton need to continue to pick up points and win their home matches, or else they could find themselves left behind.

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Southampton and West Ham United will all be aiming to fight high in the Premier League table, and the Toffees will find the competition fierce.

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