Aston Villa were dreadful as they were heavily beaten at Everton.
Villa’s season got off to a decent start with a 1-0 win at Bournemouth but since then it has been nothing short of a train wreck, costing Tim Sherwood his job.
Plenty of talk had been made regarding Sherwood’s tactics and inability to pick a best starting XI, yet newly-appointed boss Garde appears to be falling in to the same trap.
After an impressive defensive display in the 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City, Villa were dreadful at Everton as they struggled to contain the hosts, resulting in a heavy 4-0 defeat.
The so-called new manager bounce may have momentarily worked against City, yet they more than resorted to type at Goodison Park as they put in a real horror show.
Writing on Twitter during the game, Lineker remarked that such a display certainly wasn’t in the script.
It's uncanny how often a new manager makes a real difference. Villa have been significantly worse today.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) noviembre 21, 2015
The defeat shows how much work is needed to be done at Villa and how big the challenge facing Garde really is. Their survival hopes aren’t looking good, to say the least.
With Jordan Amavi out injured, Villa looked weak down their left side and defensively they were all over the place for at least two of Everton’s four goals.
Garde comes in with a disciplined approach and he has already made it clear he will criticise his players following substandard displays, yet he must be wary of damaging their confidence further.
Without a win since the opening day, Villa are currently at rock bottom and the last thing the players will want to hear is their manager telling them they’re not good enough.