Everton have never been relegated in the Premier League Era. After a summer of busy activity in the transfer market, Everton looked to be the team to watch out for. With the new owner Farhad Moshiri engaging a lot with the club providing much needed funds to strengthen the team, the Toffees added some very good quality in. The likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and their former talisman Wayne Rooney were signed. With Ronald Koeman showing good signs which even caught Barcelona’s eye, it was clear that Everton were on the rise.
However, things haven’t gone according to the plan and infact it has been horribly wrong for the team from Merseyside. Everton are struggling in the Bottom of the table and this has already cost Ronald Koeman his job. Interim manager, David Unsworth haven’t been able to provide any positives so far as well and it’s clear that something’s tremendously wrong at Goodison. Wayne Rooney was thought to make an instant impact and has done so scoring 5 times ( 4 in 9 in EPL ) in 15 games for a team who has been shit in front of goal this season. They’re sitting in the relegation zone with just 8 points after 10 matches scoring just 7 and conceding a whopping 20 goals already. It’s surprising that Everton are struggling after the well made investments in the summer.
Looking at the squad, the new additions haven’t been upto mark so far. Former Manchester United man Michael Keane was outstanding last season with Burnley but has been a disappointment for Everton so far this season. The same could be said of Gylfi Sigurdsson who hasn’t kept his side going on the attacking front as well. The whole team looks jaded and unfocused most of the time and has already cost Ronald Koeman his job. Things haven’t been going well despite Koeman’s departure as well. The interim manager Unsworth couldn’t prevent the Toffees from losing against Lyon in the Europa League. They got bashed by Lyon 3-0, yesterday in the Europa League. The club needs a motivation and as fast as possible. If not, it would become a near impossible task to prevent relegation and that’s not something Everton fans aren’t used to see. So can Everton get back into winning ways soon ? Only time can tell.