Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (November 28) that Everton should finish in the top six of the Premier League this season.
“I think probably top six, I think around there,” said the former Southampton star when asked what the minimum expectations should be of Everton this season.
“They haven’t got the Europa League to take their mind off things like they had last year, and that seems to be making a bit of a difference,” added Le Tissier.
“I would say that (Everton manager Roberto) Martinez probably will be disappointed if they not in the top six.”
Everton are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 14 matches.
The Toffees are six points behind North London outfit Arsenal, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League place.
A top-four finish is probably beyond Everton, but Roberto Martinez’s side can certainly end up in the top six.
Tottenham, Liverpool and perhaps even Leicester City will fancy their chances of a top-four finish this campaign, which means that Everton will find it tough.
Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Ham United will aim to end up in the top six, which suggests that the Merseyside outfit will not find it easy to claim a Europa League spot either.