Everton have endured a dreadful start to the new Premier League season.
Sean Dyche has seen his side lose each of their three Premier League matches so far. Everton are bottom of the table, without a point, or even a goal, yet to their name.
Despite creating plenty of chances, Everton couldn’t find a goal against Wolves at Goodison Park on Saturday. Sasa Kalajdzic then popped up with a late winner to nick all three points for Wolves.
Having come close to relegation last season, Dyche will have been desperate to guide the Toffees to a strong start this time around. That hasn’t occurred and the Merseyside outfit look set for another extremely tough campaign.
Former Manchester City defender and pundit Nedum Onouha has made it clear that he fears for Everton. Reflecting on the club’s poor start, Onouha said to the BBC, “we’ve seen Everton be good, bad, indifferent in the Premier League, but we have never seen them like this before. The fact that they have lost their first three games of the season without scoring…it’s not just those three games though, it is the previous two years. The feeling around the place isn’t going to be positive because at what point do you give up hope?”
Everton must reverse their decline
Dyche certainly won’t be giving up hope yet, but he may well find his position under pressure if results don’t improve soon. Everton need a goal, and a positive result quickly, before confidence in the dressing room diminishes entirely.
Everton have been in a downward spiral for the last few years, which must be halted and reversed now. Relegation would be financially ruinous for the club, with a new stadium on the way. Dyche has to find a way to inspire his side to find the kind of clinical edge and ruthlessness that has been missing from their performances for far too long.
The club must do all they can in these final few days of the transfer window to bring in the upgrades they desperately need. A new striker, who can reliably find the back of the net, is an absolute must. Without that, it is hard to see Everton avoiding the drop this season after two years spent slowly circling the drain.