Harry Redknapp has revealed his belief that the current ‘bang average’ Everton squad means that the club is still in the scrap for Premier League survival.
The Toffees occupy 17th place in the league table, with only goal difference keeping Sean Dyche’s side out of the relegation zone.
Indeed, goals have been at a premium at Goodison Park this season, with £15m summer signing Neal Maupay managing just one since August, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has only featured in 11 Premier League games through injury.
Speaking with the UTCIAD YouTube channel, Redknapp stated that the Blues are still in the fight for survival, but a lack of cutting edge upfront is a concern.
Redknapp said: “They’re (Everton) still in it, they’re a bang average team I think.
Sean’s (Dyche) gone in and done a good job, getting the best out of what he’s got. Frank (Lampard) was the same. What do you do? They’ve got no strikers.
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Calvert-Lewin was the main man but hasn’t played really all year. Where do they score their goals? They’ve got no goals in the team.”
He continued “You look at Everton you can’t see anyone getting anywhere near double figures. Their top goalscorer has got about five goals. They’re still bang in trouble. Sean will know that and they need a result desperately.”
Redknapp assessment of Everton is startling in its accuracy
Indeed, Everton are the joint-lowest goalscorers in the division, tied with Nottingham Forest and Southampton with 24 goals in 31 games.
Demarai Gray leads Everton’s scoring charts with six goals in all competitions, with four of those coming in Premier League fixtures.
Dwight McNeil is second with four goals, all of which came in league games, but worryingly Anthony Gordon remains Everton’s third highest scorer this season with three goals, despite moving to Newcastle United for £45m in January.