The Everton Situation

Published on 30 August 2023 at 13:00

Here we are again, Everton football club are in trouble. The Toffees have flirted with relegation for the past two years and this could be the year they go down. Dominic Calvert-Lewin's injury concerns have already haunted Sean Dyche following the striker being forced off in just the second game against Aston Villa. Everton currently sit bottom of the Premier League not recording any points, conceding 6 and not scoring a single goal.

Last season

Many Everton fan's believed that this could be a fresh start following Lampard's heroics at the end of the previous season, unfortunately it didn't go that way.

The Chelsea legend brought in experienced Premier League players such as: Conor Coady on a season long loan from Wolves, James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil from recently relegated Burnley. With the departure of Richarlison the Toffees needed strike power therefore bringing in Brighton frontman Neal Maupay. Frank then turned to his position during his playing days by recruiting in midfield, bringing in former fan favourite Idrissa Gana Gueye but also bringing in fresh young blood in the likes of James Garner and Amadou Onana.

Once again the Toffees had a very stop start season and relegation to the Championship looked inevitable. Sitting second from bottom midway through January Lampard became the next manager casualty following a defeat to fellow strugglers West Ham.

On the 30th January former Burnley boss was appointed as the new Everton manager set with the task of saving their season.

The new look Everton grafted out wins against the likes of Arsenal, Brighton, Brentford and Leeds to take it to the final day of the season.

It became a 3 way shootout between Leeds, Leicester and Everton. As long as The Toffees beat Bournemouth at home they would be playing Premier League football the following season.

With results not going their way the blues fans were worried until Doucoure stepped up to the occasion striking home in the 57th minute to give them a vital 1-0 win to keep them up in the division.

Transfer Window

Once again a pretty underwhelming transfer window so far for Everton. Their main signing being Portuguese striker Beto from Udinese for £25 million but Everton still need that little bit more.

Other signings include

Ashley Young - Free Transfer

Chermiti - Sporting CP, £12.5 Million

Jack Harrison - Leeds, Loan

Arnaut Danjuma - Villareal CF, Loan.

These signings will all play a big part during the course of this season but Everton are still lacking in other areas.

What needs to happen before Thursday night's deadline

Everton are lacking in midfield, they lack some creativity in the centre of the pitch, Onana may be an all round midfielder they still need an attacking midfielder like James Maddison who has completely transformed that Spurs side. I think an energetic attacking midfielder could do the same.

I think they will need another centre-back, currently linked with Elvedi from Borussia Monchengladbach who could transform this Everton defence.

Joshua Lucas

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