13.9 C
Liverpool
Monday, May 27, 2024

Latest Posts

Three games, three defeats and no goals; Is it an Everton crisis already?

It has been a seriously woeful start to the season for Everton result wise as Wolverhampton Wanderers piled on more misery with a late win at Goodison Park.

Sasa Kalajdzic headed in a Pedro Neto cross with around three minutes of normal time left to turn Goodison Park into an unhappy place yet again just like the opening day of the season when they got beat by Fulham.

Their second game against Aston Villa certainly didn’t help the mood with four goals conceded and two of them not looking out of place on a Sunday league pitch.

So to lose against another side who had not won a game yet, at home as well, isn’t going to go down well.

Especially when it is the first time in Everton’s history that they’ve scored zero goals and got zero points after the first three league games.

Is it a crisis just three games into a season though?

Sean Dyche referred to that in his pre-match press conference as he scoffed at the idea saying that Everton were instead building something.

Everton created plenty of chances in their first game against Fulham but they didn’t take them and there was a sense of inevitability that they were going to lose which they did.

The simple fact they created a lot but didn’t score is the first issue of this season and whole summer which goes back to last January when Farhad Moshiri said he will get Dyche a striker.

Everton proceeded to not sign a forward.

Going into the first game of the season they still had not signed a striker and Neal Maupay, who has looked lost in an blue shirt, started.

After that game they did go and sign a striker as they brought in 19-year-old Youssef Chermiti who then did not even get on the bench against Aston Villa.

But Dominic Calvert-Lewin was fit enough to start so there was optimism until they were two goals down after 24 minutes and their star striker got clattered in the face and had to go off.

So of course Everton’s luck with injuries has been abysmal with the likes of Seamus Coleman, Dwight McNeil and new signing Jack Harrison being injured but picking Michael Keane isn’t bad luck it is a bad decision.

Hence why Jarrad Branthwaite got the nod against Wolves and he was much better but a lack of cutting edge and a simple lack of concentration at the back was the reason for another disheartening loss.

Since the day he walked in Dyche has not been helped by Moshiri not really knowing what to do however that doesn’t mean he can dismiss the very appropriate worries just because it is early on in the campaign.

Next week a possible loss to Sheffield United would mean Everton are certainly in panic mode especially if before that Doncaster Rovers cause a shock and knock them out of the Carabao Cup.

It is a precarious situation and Evertonian’s would have probably really enjoyed the summer when there was no club football on because of how badly the club has been ran for a number of years so it is understandable why patience may be wearing thin already.

Dyche has got to help himself though and maybe the incoming signing of Beto from Udinese will help get the Toffees up and running.

Right now though it looks nailed onto be another relegation battle for the third season in a row, which however you look at it is definitely a crisis.

Latest Posts

Don't Miss

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.