The 26-year-old ended a barren run of five matches, netting his fifth goal in 12 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s outfit in last week's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, despite - once again - living on scraps at the John Smith's Stadium, and it was a familiar story in the West Ham defeat on Sunday.
One thing that simply cannot be questioned is the striker’s finishing ability though, with his conversion rate (47%) surmounting Liverpool’s superstar Mohammed Salah on 46%. When delving into the statistics, it becomes glaringly obvious that problems with the Toffees’ attacking output lie elsewhere.
Numbers emerging on social media provide some insight into just how lacklustre the Blues have been when it comes to creating chances this term – despite Allardyce’s insistence that all is well on Merseyside.
Now I know why Everton fans want Big Sam out. These stats are depressing.. pic.twitter.com/LTkSrPPoYY— Centurions 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ (@MCFC_HQ1) April 29, 2018
Allardyce’s side finished 19th for number of shots registered, shots on target and chances created this campaign in England’s top tier, sparking criticism from fans, expecting to see more entertaining, progressive football.
Despite the team’s comfortable league position, there are underlying issues that need to be addressed before the start of the 2018/19 season.
Tosun may not be able to bail the side out on future occasions after lacklustre attacking performances, and the club could really do without further fan revolt and general negativity around the club next term.