Everton’s poor record on the road continued last Sunday when they were beaten by Bournemouth.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Marco Silva is ‘two bad results’ away from facing the sack at Everton.
It has been a difficult start to the season for Silva, whose team have produced a number of indifferent performances and results, as their lack of bite in the final third continues to hurt them.
Last Sunday, it wasn’t their attack that let them down, but their defence, when Bournemouth put three past them at Dean Court to send them into the bottom 10.
Even though only five games of the Premier League season have been played, Nicholas has suggested that Silva is already on the edge as he cited their problems in the attacking third.
“I am not convinced by Everton,” Nicholas told Sky Sports. “They are two bad results from sacking Marco Silva. They supported him in the market, but I was not quite sure where he was going with it. It is his responsibility to start getting results. Is he going to play Moise Kean or Dominic Calvert-Lewin? The latter is not going to get you goals. You need goals.
“Richarlison is guaranteed a dozen or so a season. I would break it down and play Kean, Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin all together – I expect Everton to snatch a winner later on.”
One Premier League manager has already been given his marching orders this season and that was Silva’s old club, Watford, sacking Javi Gracia after a poor start the campaign.
Whilst it is early to make any changes on the touchline for the Toffees, the pressure is no doubt mounting on Silva, who is yet to find the right formula to make Everton’s game tick.
Both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean have started up front for the Toffees, whilst he has also made changes on the flanks, as he is yet to see any attack-minded player well and truly take his chance in the final third.