Everton fans react on Twitter to Baines' comments, make Martinez feelings clear

Leighton Baines said Everton's players have 'lacked chemistry for a while' and one man is to blame, according to the fans.

Everton's season is spiralling out of control.

After suffering their 10th league defeat of the campaign against Manchester United on Sunday, the Toffees appear destined to finish outside the top half for the second year running.

With their squad - Romelu Lukaku is the Premier League's third-highest scorer, while John Stones and Ross Barkley are two of English football's brightest young talents - that's a significant under-achievement, regardless of reaching the League and FA Cup semi-finals, as they have done.

The manager, Roberto Martinez, has copped for most of the flack so far, with many fans venting their frustrations in his direction in recent weeks.

The Spaniard struggled to help his own cause with a series of bizarre post-United comments - notably those suggesting his players booed each other in the dresssing room - and long-serving defender Leighton Baines may have made things worse with comments made to the Liverpool Echo on Monday.

"I just don’t feel as though the chemistry is quite there with the team on the pitch at the moment, and it hasn’t been for a while," Baines said.

The left-back's words have prompted a strong reaction from Toffees fans on Twitter, with Martinez's popularity appearing to have taken another hit.

Here's the best of the reaction:

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