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Micah Richards drops major Everton relegation view after what he saw

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Micah Richards has admitted he is ‘nervous’ about the chances of survival for Everton and says the next two games are a huge test, writing in his Daily Mail column.

Everton have slipped to 17th in the table and are just one point above the relegation zone heading into the weekend clash with Wolves, following a 5-0 defeat to Spurs on Monday night.

Now with the pressure cranking up and Frank Lampard in the hot-seat, Richards believes Everton need at least four points from their next two games or they face serious trouble in their chase for survival.

“What a test this is for Frank Lampard and the next two home games Everton face do not come much bigger,” he said.

“Wolves on Sunday, then a Newcastle team who are now the same distance away from the final European spot as the bottom of the table.

“I am nervous about Everton’s situation. I never believed they would go down but after watching them on Monday night at Tottenham, where a 5-0 defeat could easily have been 8-0, I’m less certain.

“They will hope for four points in the next two games to change the tide and give them some much needed confidence.”

Lampard was brought in to Goodison Park at the end of January to steer the ship away from relegation, but he’s gone straight into the eye of the storm instead.

Just one league win since his arrival means the team have gone backwards and they’ve seen some awful performances which really struggle to get fans confident about their chances.

At home their performances have been much better than away from home, but there are still causes for concern that it won’t be enough in the long run.

Right now it seems as though the club are hopeful that there will be three teams worse than them between now and the end of the season, especially with fixtures against some top sides in that period.

Everton need to take it one game at a time and give it everything in those performances to ensure their best chance of survival. They don’t need to win every game to stay up, but they need to not lose so many to stand a chance.