Everton host Manchester City in midweek in a fixture that has major implications on the title race. Pep Guardiola’s team is just three points behind Liverpool and could move into a tie for first place.
Everton supporters won’t be happy when they see this statistic
Marco Silva’s Toffees are in ninth place and 29 points off of city rivals Liverpool. What was expected to be a season of solid performances and a fight for the top six has been anything but.
The Toffees have lost 10 of 25 games with four losses coming in their last six fixtures. Supporters have been voicing their concerns with the club and lack of wins.
On Tuesday, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri publicly backed Silva stating the manager is building for the “long-term.” Even Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed Silva needs more time in charge of the club.
Despite claims of Silva needing more time being made, one significant stat has surfaced following Everton’s weekend loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Everton are in the same exact ninth place league position under Silva after 25 matches as they were last term under manager Sam Allardyce.
However, there is some good news. The Toffees have already won nine times this term, one more than last year to this point. In addition, they have lost the same number of fixtures (10) after 25 games as last year.
Why are Everton unable to win consistently?
Everton were affected by injuries and suspensions early in the season and the club has failed to get over the hump with those issues.
More damaging has been the lack of a goalscoring No. 9 in the side. Winger Richarlison leads the team in goals with 10 while midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has nine.
Striker Cenk Tosun has managed just three goals while winger Theo Walcott has tallied just four. The players Everton have spent heavily on in recent seasons have not produced.
Tosun has been an utter failure at Goodison Park starting just eight games after costing the club £27 million.
Just as damning as a lack of goals, Everton’s creative players have not performed. Three players have combined for three assists each.