Everton have endured a miserable start to their 2017/18 campaign.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson suggested that the Toffees just admitted defeat and surrendered against Southampton on Sunday, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports, admitting that it was sad to see.
Everton are currently in a whole world of trouble, and sit in 16th position in the Premier League table, only two points clear of the drop zone, after their woeful return of just 12 points from the 13 league games they have played thus far.
David Unsworth's men face a huge game at home against West Ham tomorrow night, and three points will be an absolute must, if they want to salvage some pride, and create some distance between themselves and the bottom three.
Everton fans would have been seething on Sunday, after witnessing their team's total lack of fight at St Mary's.
And Merson did not hold back in his criticism of the Blues, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports, expressing sympathy for the Goodison Park faithful:
"On Sunday, for me they just lied down. Everton have good fans, so it was sad to see and it must be breaking their hearts seeing that."
One thing is for certain, the Toffees players owe their fans a real performance, with 100 per cent commitment, and if they do that, they have every chance of climbing the table.