Former Everton midfielder Don Hutchison has taken to Twitter to criticise the performance of the Toffees after they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.
There were high hopes among supporters of the Merseyside team that they could overpower Arsenal, who had struggled for form in recent weeks and recently bowed out of both the FA Cup and Champions League.
However, the Gunners were superb at Goodison Park as goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi condemned Everton to a disappointing setback in front of their own supporters, who weren't shy in expressing their feelings about the performance.
Hutchison, who played for Everton between 1998 and 2000, took a similar approach on social media, taking aim at the team's failure to pose any sort of a challenge to the visitors who eased to their triumph
Cor dear me Everton today!!!!! They are so flat. Areenal have done quite well,but Everton havnt laid a glove on them!— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) March 19, 2016
The former Scottish international also questioned why Gerard Deulofeu has barely featured in the starting lineup in recent weeks, with the Spaniard only seeing action during the latter stages of the game.
Can’t for the life of me understand how Deulofeu doesn’t get in the starting 11!!!!!!— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) March 19, 2016
Everton remain in 12th position in the league table, but they are within a win of 10th place and can overtake Chelsea should they prevail in their game in hand.