Everton not title contenders, say Goal Singapore readers

The Toffees have been in good form this season under new manager Roberto Martinez, but our readers are not convinced they have enough to challenge for the Premier League crown
Everton secured their second big result on the trot when they held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, as Gerard Deulofeu's wonder goal secured them a deserved share of the spoils.

The Gunners were well matched throughout the game and the league leaders thought Mesut Ozil's strike would be enough for a slender victory, only for the Toffees to hit back and deny them.

This result at the Emirates Stadium came after a superb 1-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and manager Roberto Martinez was delighted with his team's performance.

The Spaniard, who took over from David Moyes after last season ended, will also be pleased that his team do not fear the big teams any more. They have held Liverpool 3-3 and Tottenham 0-0, whilst also defeating Chelsea 1-0 this season.

Such good form has inevitably led to the question: can they challenge for the title?

According to Goal Singapore readers, the answer is no. 48.6% of readers polled indicated that they do not believe Everton, who currently sit fifth in the table, are genuine title contenders. However, 39.6% of them do believe that it could be possible, but it is too early to judge in December, with five more months of the season to go. The remaining 11.8% are the more optimistic ones as they feel Everton can mount a title challenge.

With winnable fixtures against Fulham, Swansea and Sunderland coming up, Everton supporters should be feeling positive about their chances of getting points on board and perhaps challenging for the title.