In the space of just eight days, Everton have lost three games by an aggregate score of 10-0. With Ronald Koeman admitting that his side are in crisis, The Toffees clearly need a win and fast.
However, with their defence conceding goals at an alarming rate and their attack looking about as dangerous as a toothless pup, it is difficult to see where the next three point haul will come from. And it won’t improve the mood of Everton supporters to learn that a player they had reportedly targeted in the transfer window is already proving himself to be a match-winner at his new club.
The former France international had started just nine Premier League games in two years at Stamford Bridge before enduring a disastrous, injury-stricken loan spell at Crystal Palace.
However, the 30-year-old is still a talented centre-forward even if his reputation has suffered a battering in recent years. Remy’s prolific 2013/14 season on loan at Newcastle United from QPR proved that he can cut it in the Premier League if given a run of games.
And you wonder whether he would have added some much needed pace and presence to an Everton frontline lacking both. He’s certainly making a positive impact at his new club, Las Palmas.
The free transfer striker clinched the win after coming off the bench at Malaga with a coolly taken finish last week and continued his resurgence on Sunday by netting the only goal of the game three minutes from time against Athletic Bilbao.
Everton could only dream of a striker who can make the difference at crucial moments.