Everton face eight-game run that could define season as 2022/23 fixtures released
We all know there isn’t much to the release of the Premier League fixtures in broad terms, Everton will play every other side in the division twice before their 2022/23 campaign comes to an end.
But, on the other hand, the order or some of these matches could easily play a factor in different sides building up momentum over the course of a season. You generally don’t want a lot of matches against the perceived “better” teams in the league in close proximity to each other, for example.
And for the most part, looking at the release of fixtures on Thursday, Everton do seem to have avoided that. Their start to the season does look tough, welcoming both Chelsea and Liverpool to Goodison Park while facing a trip to Arsenal all inside the opening seven matches of the term.
That could very well be a baptism of fire for the new system Frank Lampard will want to instil in his new squad in the early stages of the term. New signings might have to settle in quickly to help the Blues hit the ground running.
Adam Jones has more, here.