Everton's supply line must improve to unlock Cenk Tosun's full potential next season

A general view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Sam Allardyce's pragmatic football at Everton not only irked fans, but actually shackled potentially their most dangerous striker since Romelu Lukaku.

Everton's Turkish striker Cenk Tosun reacts after missing a chance during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Everton at The London Stadium, in east...

It took the big Turk a while to settle into life at Goodison Park, but Cenk Tosun is finally beginning to justify his hefty £27million January transfer fee.

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.

 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.

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