Sticky Times For Everton Boss Marco Silva

The Everton hierarchy believed that Marco Silva was the dream appointment for their club, when he joined in 2018.

The Toffee fans were just happy to see the back of Sam Allardyce.

So optimism was high at Goodison.

The first team squad have some very talented personnel.

Richarlison has become a Brazilian internationalist, Gylfi Sigurdsson is a proven Premier League match winner and Bernard can be a creative force.

They also have England’s number one in Jordan Pickford and two talented full-backs in Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman.

In the summer more arrived with the picks being talented young striker Moise Kean and former Arsenal man Alex Iwobi.

Yet Everton have had a pretty disappointing start to the season.

They’ve played six league games this term; winning two, drawing once and losing three times!

On Saturday they dominated the possession stats but they couldn’t convert that into goals. Their opponents Sheffield United only had 30% of the ball and had just two shots, yet the Blades went home with a two nil win (BBC Match Report).

Now some might say that this was just a flukey result but if you look at Everton under Silva you’ll notice that they can’t fightback after going a goal down. They don’t really create enough clear cut chances and they always seem to lose concentration at the back.

The Merseyside Blues have spent large amounts of cash in recent transfer windows and really haven’t improved.

Toffees boss Marco chops and changes too much. His tactics and his demeanour seem to create a disconnect with the Everton support. They want an offensive and creative side and Silva seems to hold back too much for their liking.

The team have clearly missed Idrissa Gueye in the middle of the park. He was a midfield general that would win the ball and keep it. I’m really not sure why Silva continues to play Morgan Schneiderlin. I know Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes are injured but I’d sooner have Tom Davies’ energy in alongside Fabian Delph ahead of the disappointing Frenchman.

There’s also far too much deadwood at Goodison. As well as Schneiderlin, you’ve got Cuco Martina, Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse. These players aren’t good enough for a side aspiring to be a top six club. I’m also not sure Theo Walcott offers enough!

I don’t think there’s enough quality at the back either. They lack depth in the centre-half places, which is worrying. Again they suffered a set-pieces, that can be improved during training sessions.

To be honest, I just don’t see a long-term plan at Goodison. Marco Silva has a lot of talented players but he’s not getting them to perform as a team.

We should say that he has enjoyed a great home record this year, this loss to Sheffield United was Everton’s first home defeat in eight games.

They’ve been terrible on their travels and it’s getting to the stage that Marco Silva has to show that things are improving or his time might run out at Goodison.

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