Everton, the team with the longest unbroken run in England's top flight, is currently facing a dire situation which could see them drop for the first time in 69 years.
They sit at 19th place with 28 points, having lost 9 out of their last 10 games.
Their last defeat was a 4-1 loss at home against Newcastle United, leaving Everton with almost no hope of survival.
To stand any chance of avoiding relegation, Everton needs to climb above at least two of the three teams above them - Leicester City, Nottingham Forest, and Leeds.
Unfortunately for Everton, their remaining fixtures do not provide an easy route to safety, with games against Brighton, Manchester City, and Wolves.
Last season, a late surge, inspired by the Goodison Park fans, helped Everton avoid the drop.
This season, however, the fans' passion has drained away as the team struggles on the pitch.
Even the 700 million pounds spent on player recruitment since Farhad Moshiri took over seven years ago has not helped.
Everton's recruitment strategy seems to be targeting players who are not deemed good enough by their Premier League rivals, who then fail to deliver for their new club.
How did Everton get here?
The departure of Brazil striker Richarlison, whose goals played a key part in keeping Everton up last season, has been a significant factor in the team's struggles this season.
The club's leading scorer, attacking midfielder Demarai Gray, has only scored six goals, and the team's total return of 25 in 33 games is the worst in the league.
The return of injury-plagued striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a glimmer of hope, but Everton's uninspired midfield looks woefully ill-equipped to provide him with the chances he needs.
Even the defense, which fans had hoped would hold up under the stewardship of Sean Dyche, has crumbled in recent weeks.
Everton's only chance of survival is to turn things around quickly, starting with the game against Leicester City.
Dyche has urged his players to remember the stakes at a club like Everton, saying that a win could quickly turn things around.
Everton's pedigree counts for nothing now, and relegation looks almost inevitable if they cannot find a way to win.
Relegation would be a significant blow for such a distinguished club.