Everton were beaten away at Burnley on Saturday afternoon as Marco Silva’s side continue to slip down the Premier League table.

Wayne Rooney has claimed that the Everton players are ‘too good’ to be in the current situation they find themselves in as the pressure mounts on manager Marco Silva. 

On Saturday, Everton suffered an away defeat at Burnley as they slipped further down the Premier League table – they are now one place and one point above the drop zone. 

In the Premier League, Silva’s side have suffered four defeats on the bounce, but as a dampener, they do have a win against Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup sandwiched in between. 

Rooney was only recently part of Everton’s set-up and he would have seen how hard the club is trying to get back into Europe. And whilst it is proving difficult, at this moment in time, he claims that the club will get out of their rut once they pick up a good result. 

“Yes [they will get out of their current rut],” Rooney told IFL TV. “I think the players are too good to be where they are in the league. Once the results start coming off, they will definitely get out of it.”

The worry for Everton fans would perhaps be, not just the results, but the performances the players are also producing, week in, week out. 

From a defensive standpoint, they have looked weak, and in the final third, Everton are still lacking that bite, but will Silva get time to turn it around? 

The fact that they are still in the League Cup counts and that a couple of wins in the Premier League could see a team shoot up the table might just give Silva more time. 

After the international break, the Toffees take on fellow European chasers West Ham United on home soil, who suffered their own defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

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