Match of the Day pundit Martin O’Neill has outrageously claimed that Everton are potentially about to play the biggest game of their history against West Ham on Wednesday night.
The Toffees have been in a horrific run of form this season and have won just one of seven games since Ronald Koeman was sacked by the board five weeks ago.
David Unsworth has taken caretaker charge since but has been unable to steady the ship and has seen his side concede nine goals in their last two outings after heavy defeats to Atalanta and Southampton.
Speaking on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday night, former Everton defender Keown made the bizarre claim that the upcoming midweek fixture for Everton is perhaps going to be the biggest game they’ve ever played in their 139 year history.
“Wednesday, they play West Ham at home, is there a bigger game in Everton’s history?” he said, as shown by Match of the Day’s official Twitter account.
“It’s massive. They’ve got to pull together now as a group and the senior players need to come to the fore.
“There’s good players in there.”
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 26, 2017
Keown spent four years of his playing career on the books at Goodison Park, so people would expect that the 51-year-old would have a decent grasp on the club’s history.
The Toffees have won nine league titles, five FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985 and there’s no doubt that the club played much bigger games during those historic feats.
With it being November there is still plenty of time left for the Blues to turn their season around and at the moment they are still sitting outside of the relegation zone.