Koeman: Everton title talk ‘crazy’

Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes it is “crazy” to talk about his side as contenders for the Premier League title. 

Everton have yet to  this season as they have won four games and drawn one so far. As a result, they sit in second place in the table behind Manchester City, who have won all five of their matches. 

With Everton only having dropped two points, there has been talk about them being title contenders and perhaps even pulling off another shock like Leicester City did last season. But, Koeman said he doesn’t believe it will happen. 

"Normally, we can't win the title – I think what Leicester did last season was an exception," he said. "I don't think so. I am realistic. If I tell you we will fight for the title I think most people will say 'that man is crazy'. Even when I mention that, I'm not crazy?

"Why do we need to change our mind about our aspiration and ambition after 13 points from five games? The big teams have much more qualities and if they are not disappointed like last season it will be impossible."

Everton will look to maintain their winning ways when they take on Norwich in the EFL on Tuesday, a match where they will be without star striker Romelu Lukaku. 

Lukaku has scored four goals and two assists in five appearances in all competitions, but he will miss Tuesday’s match due to a toe injury. 

Lukaku isn’t the only player Everton who will be missing as Darron Gibson and James McCarthy are still recovering after both players suffered groin injuries.