Three players Everton should drop for West Ham game

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton celebrates as Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton scores the first everton goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St...

Everton were a shambles at Southampton and there are a handful of players who could pay the price.

Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton look dejected after the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton,...Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton look dejected after the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton,...

Everton host West Ham United in what's become a crucial bottom of the table clash on Wednesday. 

The Toffees are 16th while the Hammers are in the bottom three as both sides have started the campaign in disastrous fashion. Everton have conceded nine goals in their last two matches, hastening their need for a new manager. There were some poor individual performances during the 4-1 pummelling at St Mary's on Sunday. Here are three players who deserve to be axed. 

Kevin Mirallas 

It's not gone well for Kevin Mirallas this season. He's yet to score, allegedly got sent home from training according to the Mail and contributed very little against Southampton where he had the fewest touches and made the fewest passes out of any Everton player who started. He's in poor form, low on confidence and looks fed up which is the last thing you need on the pitch especially in a game as important as the one against West Ham on Wednesday. 

 

 

Morgan Schneiderlin 

Morgan Schneiderlin is another player who was allegedly sent home from training earlier this month (Mail). Schneiderlin has been poor for most of the season. He's already been sent off twice and hasn't contributed in terms of goals and assists. 

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton fouls Maxwel Cornet of Lyon and is later awarded his second yellow of the game which led to his sending off during the UEFA Europa League group E match...Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton fouls Maxwel Cornet of Lyon and is later awarded his second yellow of the game which led to his sending off during the UEFA Europa League group E match...

Schneiderlin was excellent last season when he arrived in January. He'd break up play and look to create for Romelu Lukaku but they don't have that kind of player up front and the Frenchman has struggled to make an impact. But the loss of Koeman may well be affecting his performances - the pair had a good relationship at Southampton and Schneiderlin hasn't looked happy since the Dutchman's departure. 

Michael Keane 

Michael Keane has struggled to replicate the form he showed at Burnley which earned him his £25m pound move to Goodison Park. 

Atalanta's Italian striker Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Everton's English defender Michael Keane during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Everton and Atalanta at...Atalanta's Italian striker Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Everton's English defender Michael Keane during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Everton and Atalanta at...

Having featured in 11 of Everton's 13 league games, Keane must shoulder some of the blame considering the Toffees have the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season. Unsworth dropped Ashley Williams for the Southampton game but Keane did no better so he may be tempted to change it up once more - which could leave the former Manchester United youngster on the bench. 

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