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It was once just a brief scare, but the idea of Everton being relegated from the Premier League is now very much a real one.
It’s a real shock to the system, but the Toffees find themselves in the relegation zone. They sit 18th in the standings after losing to Liverpool. Burnley meanwhile have overtaken them into 17th after their win against Wolves.
Perhaps nobody saw it coming, but the Merseyside outfit have a real uphill battle on their hands to stay up. More worrying is the fact they have Chelsea up next in the league.
As with many previously relegated clubs, Everton could face a mass exodus this summer. While the club hasn’t performed well this season, there are many individuals who are simply too good to be playing in the Championship.
Here are three Everton players who look certain to leave should the Toffees get relegated:
Enigmatic forward Richarlison could be the first name out of the door this summer. The Brazilian hasn’t had his most productive season in front of goal, but it’s clear he should be playing Premier League football.
He has done his best to fill the gap left by the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin throughout the campaign. While he has fallen short on occasion, he has still proven that he can find the back of the net.
The forward has eight goals and four assists in all competitions this season. He will be keen to secure first-team football elsewhere, particularly ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
As mentioned, Calvert-Lewin has suffered from unfortunate injuries this season. He’s failed to land a consistent run of games. All of that came after he netted three goals in his first three games of the campaign.
He’s crucial for Everton, but many Premier League clubs would benefit greatly from his services. Both Arsenal and West Ham are in the market for a talented striker. The England international certainly fits the bill.
The 25-year-old is quick, strong, and can hold the ball up well. He’s deadly both in the air and on the ground, and can win games single-handedly, as proven for the Toffees.
Young winger Anthony Gordon has been one of the few shining lights of Everton’s season. The 21-year-old has often been forced to take the game by the scruff of the neck. He has stepped up when those around him have let the club down.
Gordon has four goals and three assists so far this season. He’s versatile, and can operate on either wing or indeed in attacking midfield. He has also shone for the England U21 setup. The winger is also not afraid of getting stuck into challenges. His passion and determination have been evident.
A handful of Premier League clubs will no doubt battle it out for his signature this summer. Importantly for potential suitors, Gordon’s price tag won’t be too high. He could force an exit this summer in order to play at the very highest level.