The last time out against Bournemouth was when Oumar Niasse cemented cult-hero status with two goals from the bench to save the game, further prolonging Ronald Koeman’s stay at Everton for just a little while longer.
While there is a positive and negative there, it was overall a good day as it was only our second win of the season.
We find ourselves in much different circumstances at this point, after going through another manager in David Unsworth before we arrived at Sam Allardyce, who is unbeaten in 7 games since his arrival at the club. While many of the fanbase are already annoyed with Allardyce’s football, nobody can deny that we have got some decent results and that it’s a complete turnaround since Koeman’s Everton seemed like they were conceding 4 goals every game.
But this is a real test for the gaffer. It’s a game we can win, easily, if we go at Bournemouth and don’t sit deep like we did against West Brom. If we win the game, I can imagine many of those discontented Blues will be entirely behind Sam.