Everton lost again on Sunday, this time with a 2-1 home defeat to Burnley.
Jeff Hendrick of Burnley is fouled by Ashley Williams of Everton
Everton's poor start to the season continued on Sunday with a dismal 1-0 home defeat to Burnley, piling the pressure on manager Ronald Koeman.
Koeman had endured a miserable September, with heavy defeats to Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester United, before an unconvincing win over Bournemouth and a 2-2 draw with Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.
With a third home game in eight days, Everton were hoping to get back to winning ways, but ended up falling to a fourth defeat of the season.
A well-worked Burnley move saw Jeff Hendrick slot home the only goal of the game in the first half, and Everton simply couldn't find a way to break down Sean Dyche's men.
Despite all the big money signings over the summer, such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton look to have regressed from last season, and Koeman has huge questions to answer over the international break.
Fans were disappointed with a whole host of players against Burnley, but one player who received particular criticism was defender Ashley Williams, who look slow and ponderous throughout at Goodison Park.
Ashley Williams of Everton and Idrissa Gueye of Everton battle for possession with Chris Wood of Burnley
Williams, who joined Everton from Swansea in 2016, was seen as a defensive leader and proven Premier League centre back when he arrived, but the Welshman is enduring real struggles right now, and Everton fans appear to have had just about enough.
Supporters took to Twitter to suggest that Williams is an 'absolute calamity' in the heart of the Everton defence, whilst others questioned Koeman on why he continues to pick Williams, with the 33-year-old being labelled as the worst Everton centre back in recent memory.
Lads @FAWales I've no idea where u are going on this International break but any chance where ever it is, u can leave Ashley Williams there?— Macca (@Macca26efc) October 2, 2017
The day Ashley Williams doesn't play for us will be great, absolute calamity of a defender— Ian (@Ian_efc1878) October 1, 2017
How Williams gets picked over ANYBODY is beyond me.— Brother Smith (@brothersmith76) October 1, 2017
No pace & no brain.
Gives Keane more work trying to cover the gaps Williams leaves#EFC
Like playing with 10 men with Williams on— Roy Pearson (@RoyEFCPeo) October 1, 2017
Ashley Williams. Worst defender ever to wear Everton blue.— eleanor wilson (@elle4efc) October 1, 2017
How is Ashley Williams this bad?? Every. single. game.— Dan Litherland (@Litho_EFC7) October 1, 2017
Ashley Williams really needs to be dropped and never put back in this everton side..— EcclesEFC (@eccles_efc) October 1, 2017