It’s been quite a few weeks for Everton fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern, who have joyfully watched their side put together a run of seven consecutive Premier League victories to put them back into the top four.
Roberto Martinez’s side ground out a vital 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday, a result that puts them one point clear of Arsenal in fourth with the same number of games played.
The Gunners can go back up to fourth with a win over West Ham United tonight, but the Toffees hold the advantage of having their fate firmly in their own hands.
Everton welcome Manchester United and former boss David Moyes back to Goodison Park this weekend, knowing a win over the reigning Premier League champions will see them installed as many people’s favourites for that coveted top spot.
With the momentum and confidence flowing through this current Everton side, you certainly would not bet against them at present, despite the fact they look to have the trickier of the two run-ins, with Manchester City and Manchester United due at Goodison Park before the end of the season.
Here we have come up with five reasons we think the Toffees will pip Arsenal to Champions League football by the end of the season.