Trevor Sinclair believes Everton should be rivalling West Ham United this season

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Trevor Sinclair is disappointed with how Everton are performing this season.

Pundit Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that he thinks Everton should be in a similar position to West Ham United.

The Toffees were comfortably beat by Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, as goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi handed the Gunners at 2-0 win at Goodison Park.

That's now three defeats in the last four games for Everton, who sit in 12th place despite having some of the league's most talented players.

The likes of John Stones, Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley, James McCarthy, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku are all highly regarded, but for whatever reason - and fans have been blaming manager Roberto Martinez - Everton haven't been thriving this season.

Fans have seen the likes of Liverpool, Stoke, Southampton and Leicester City perform better this season, whilst West Ham United are even on the fringes of Champions League qualification, whilst Everton are treading water in the bottom half of the table.

Now, pundit Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that he thinks West Ham are the team that Everton should be rivalling this season, but sit 12 points behind Slaven Bilic's men - and whilst he praised striker Lukaku, he believes Toffees boss Martinez must solve the club's terrifble defence.

"I think, you look at the playing staff they've got there, and I think they could be doing what West Ham are doing in the league," said Sinclair. "I think they've got the players to do that. Going forward they've got so much creativity, I think you look at Lukaku and he's got goals coming out of his ears, but I think defensively, they're struggling, and it's got to be looked at," he added.

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