Everton were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Sandro Ramirez of Everton and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea
Everton lost their first game of the new season as they were beaten 2-0 away at Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, with Ronald Koeman's men struggling at Stamford Bridge.
The Toffees had drawn 1-1 with Manchester City and Hajduk Split over the last week before heading to West London, but their unbeaten start to the campaign is now over.
Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring, turning home Alvaro Morata's knockdown, before Morata made it 2-0 by heading home Cesar Azpilicueta's cross from close range.
N'Golo Kante of Chelsea and Sandro Ramirez of Everton battle for possession
In truth, Everton never really troubled Chelsea, and looked lethargic having been travelling to and from Croatia just days earlier, with a number of players struggling to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.
One such player who failed to impress was forward Sandro Ramirez, who arrived with high hopes having hit 14 goals in La Liga for Malaga, but has so far looked short of the mark.
The former Barcelona man had been nursing a heel injury, which kept him out of both legs against Hajduk Split and the Manchester City game, but returned to the starting line-up against Chelsea, only to struggle to get into the game and then squander his big chance when it came in the second half.
Sandro Ramirez of Everton goes down holding his leg against Chelsea
Everton fans took to Twitter to blast Sandro's display, suggesting that he looks poor and off the pace, far from ready to be starting against Chelsea either due to his lack of adjustment to the Premier League or his lack of fitness.
Others even suggested that the Spaniard is worse than Oumar Niasse, though there were some fans who aren't writing Sandro off just yet, given that he needs time to adapt to English football in a new-look Everton side still figuring things out this season.
What was with all the hype around Sandro? Not writing him off obviously but he hasn't shown anything yet really.— Matty (@_MattyEFC) August 27, 2017
Back from match - Koeman got it all wrong. Poor selection and poor tactics. Sandro very poor - we badly need a goal scorer and winger. #efc— Kev B (@KB3471) August 27, 2017
Well that was shambolic. Totally unacceptable performance. Sandro needs to improve considerably. Needed Lookman today to stretch them #efc— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) August 27, 2017
Rough day for Sandro. Obviously not 100% fit and has been isolated up front his entire spell. He will bounce back from it— AussieToffee(@AussieToffeeEFC) August 27, 2017
I know it's early but I just can't see Sandro scoring many goals for us Deffo need another striker— efc_tim (@Lunt72Tim) August 27, 2017
Sandro shouldn't of been included today. So clear he wasn't ready.— Nick (@NickEFC_) August 27, 2017
Sandro is at least as bad as Niasse if not worse— Alan (@AlanTheblueEFC) August 27, 2017
Sandro awful don't care what people say about fitness etc or no support. What he has had to done he's done poorly.— James Brown (@mrbrown_efc1878) August 27, 2017
Sandro has been absolutely clueless today, defo need a striker asap— Everton Fans Corner (@EFCFansCorner) August 27, 2017
Sandro is awful, I'm sorry but he really is— Lewis (@lewis_efc_2) August 27, 2017