The damning statistic that suggests Everton have truly 'run out of ideas' under Marco Silva

A dejected Marco Silva manager

The Toffees are in the Premier League's bottom three and many Goodison Park faithful are losing faith in Marco Silva.

Everton manager Marco Silva

Things are not going well at Everton at present and calls from the Toffees fanbase to see Marco Silva removed from the Goodison Park hotseat have been growing ever louder in recent weeks.

Silva has endured a tough start to the new Premier League season, coming under intense pressure after eight matches due to a number of lacklustre performances which has left them in the bottom three of the table.



With just seven points from their opening eight league games, four defeats in a row and losses to sides they would have been favourites against - Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Burnley to name a few - there is a lot of discontent amongst sections of the Everton fanbase.

But aside from the relatively straightforward results business, a more in-depth analysis by Whoscored, as published by The Guardian, suggests that the Toffees truly have "run out of ideas" under Silva.

Moise Kean of Everton during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on October 5, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

As reported by the outlet, Everton have scored six goals in the league this season and just one of them has come in the second half, while in terms of scoring methods, the Toffees have only netted two goals with their feet - the worst return in the top flight - which seems to suggest the team is short of solutions in attack.

Considering Everton have two players who netted 13 league goals apiece last season (Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison), Dominic Calvert-Lewin is young and improving, and there have been strong attacking additions in Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi, it's interesting that they're so shorn of ideas up top - would a different manager get more out of this front line?

Everton manager Marco Silva

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