Something is happening in Merseyside. Many times when this statement is uttered, everyone is looking at the red side of the town. But no, we’ve seen the heroics Merseyside red has done in recent seasons. If anyone has seen it, it’s been the blue side of Merseyside.
Everton has arguably been the weaker side of Merseyside, and it feels like the rivals have grown years apart. But Ancelotti and some high-profile summer signings have reaped considerable success so far for the Evertonians.
Ancelotti became manager around the same time Arteta was appointed head coach of Arsenal, and football purists have tracked both managers and their journeys with their respective teams. Arsenal ended up winning the FA Cup last year, qualifying for Europa this season, and added the Community shield after beating the champions on Penalties.
Everton, although stabilized last season, had a mixed bag of feels towards the end of the season. They had some good wins, some embarrassing defeats, and held Liverpool to a draw in one of the Merseyside derbies. Ancelotti was already beginning to assert his signature on the team, bringing Calvert Lewin to life since he took over.
After a busy summer of bringing in the likes of James Rodriguez and Allan, Everton seems to have found their rhythm for this season.
Calvert Lewin recorded his second hat trick of the season after he put 3 past the Hammers yesterday in the EFL tie to secure a quarterfinal berth. Calvert Lewin has scored 8 goals across all competitions this season. We are only 3 fixtures into the League season, but Everton has won it all, sitting third with their rivals at second.
6 wins out of 6 games across all competitions, and they don’t look like slowing down. They tipped Arsenal and Liverpool to be one of the toughest matches of this season, and it proved to be as intense, although the Gunners lost. But a mouth-watering Merseyside Derby awaits us all after the international break, with both teams on a 100% win record so far.
The talk may be about how Arteta is slowly transforming Arsenal, but Ancelotti is doing something equally spectacular at the blue side of Merseyside, and we are here for it.