Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson has claimed that Everton have been the "biggest disappointment" this season in the Premier League and believes the Toffees fans will be "devastated" with being in the bottom three of the table (Sporting Life).
Everton boss 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 the Goodison Park side a lowly 18th in the standings.
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.
All this has come following a summer of seemingly good business in the transfer market, including the signings of Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and Fabian Delph, plus the permanent acquisition of Andre Gomes from Barcelona.
I think the biggest disappointment has been Everton, but Manchester United have been close," Thompson is quoted by Sporting Life as saying. "They have both spent heavily and have expected much better returns.
"Everton were wanting to challenge for the top six and maybe even the top four. Nobody would have envisaged that they would have been sitting in the bottom three as we speak. This is being quite honest and open, while most Everton fans will be devastated with where they currently sit in the table."
The Toffees are next in Premier League action on Saturday as West Ham come to Goodison Park.
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