It's been a strange few seasons for Everton Football Club. The Toffees are used to playing second fiddle in their own city due to the success of neighbours Liverpool - with the Reds having the upper hand on them in terms of league finishes and head-to-heads in the Premier League era. But since the arrival of Farhad Moshiri as the clubs majority shareholder, ambitions have changed. The Iranian businessmen owns 49% of the football club and he wants to make Everton a force again both domestically and continentally.
He has massive plans for the club, with a new stadium right at the forefront of his mind and so far he's really put his money where his mouth is. The Toffees have often been outspent by their Premier League rivals which has left them behind, but times have changed recently. The Merseysiders have thrown around some massive sums of money in an attempt to climb up the table and close in on the 'big six', but it's fair to say they've found life pretty difficult so far.
Since Moshiri bought the club in 2016 they've finished in 11th, 7th and 8th, but this year looks like they could deliver their worst finish yet under a manager they courted for so long. Marco Silva's arrival at Goodison was supposed to provide the boost they needed to be the 'best of the rest' and compete with the top six. However after 30 games they're languishing down in 11th position, just 4 points above 15th placed Brighton. Silva is a man under pressure and their recent form makes particularly damning reading which really begs the question - is he the man to take Everton forward?