By Laura O’Leary
Ray Parlour believes Everton have nothing to fear as he “can’t see them being in a relegation battle” by the end of the season.
While on TalkSPORTS’s Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast (Monday 9:11), Parlour assured Everton fans that he did not see their season ending with an exit from the Premier League.
He said: “I still think Everton have a very good squad and it’s just getting the best out of them.
“I can’t see them being in a relegation battle towards the end of the season.”
The Arsenal legend was looking ahead to the Premier League’s return at the weekend, when Everton play Crystal Palace.
Brazil labelled the game a “six pointer” ahead of asking for Parlour’s prediction which prompted the former Arsenal star to share his opinion on Everton’s struggles.
The Toffees are 15th in the Premier League after 11 games played, with just 11 points and the joint second worse goal difference.
David Unsworth is in temporary charge of Everton, following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman on October 23.
Unsworth has overseen four games as manager and tasted defeat in his first three, which included a heavy loss to Lyon in the Europa League.
However in his fourth game, the Toffee’s last game, the manager saw his side come from two down against Watford, to win 3-2 at Goodison Park.
The 44-year-old caretaker manager is currently the favourite to get the manager’s job permanently according to the bookies.
In other Everton news, a young midfielder has reportedly returned to the club after a deal was agreed.