Everton boss Martinez rues early season dropped points

The Spaniard believes his side should have picked up maximum points from their opening three games of the season, which would have seen them top the Premier League table
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side would be top of the Premier League had they been able to convert early season draws into wins.

The Toffees opened their campaign with a trio of frustrating draws against West Brom, Norwich and Cardiff, though have since moved to seventh in the table.

8/1 Everton are 8/1 with BetVictor to finish in the top four
Despite being the last team to lose their unbeaten tag, and sitting just four points shy of league leaders Arsenal, Martinez was disappointed to drop points which could have seen them top the table.

"The first three games were in the transfer window and the transfer window really affected those results,” the Spanish boss told evertontv.

"I thought the performances in the three draws were as dominant and as good as you're going to get, and probably we dropped six points when we should have got the full nine points from those three games.

"We all admired the display we had in the first 45 minutes against Newcastle and probably that's the picture that we want of our 90 minute performances, and that's what we need to work towards.

"But, overall, we've had to play difficult games, different opposition and we've adapted really, really well."