With the away loss to Burnley over the weekend, it is officially time to worry for Toffees fans. Since the 3-2 victory over Wolves at home early September, there have been losses to Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Manchester City and now Burnley. There is increased pressure on Marco Silva, and there are strong concerns that he might lose the gig soon.
The squad is talented enough, there is depth but somehow the machinery is broken this term. The fans have a right to angry, and the gaffer has admitted this. The fourth straight loss leaves them in the red zone, with only seven points after eight games.
Silva urged his team to go and applaud the traveling fans following the poor result at Turf Moor. He promised that the team would work harder, be braver and become clinical in front of goal.
While Silva has tried to remain confident, denying the pressure to get the needed results earlier but now admitting the fans are angered. There have been injuries to key players, and Seamus Coleman was sent off against Burnley, but the team’s general performance leaves much to be desired.
Compared to other Everton setups, the current one is solid, on paper. There were high expectations for this team compared to the setup that had Aaron Lennon and James McCarthy, Andy van der Meyde and Brett Angell.
With Jordan Pickford in goal, Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman at the back, Delph and Schneiderlin, Iwobi, Sigurdsson at the middle and Richarlion and Calvert-Lewin in front, there is youth, experience and character. Kean, Sidibe, Gomes, Bernard, Davies, Holgate are supporting talents advised by the experienced and tactical Silva. With all of these yet the team is struggling this much,and relegation a possibility –Everton is broken and needs fixing, quickly.