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What’s Going on at Goodison? We Take a Closer Look at Some of the Problems at Everton

What’s Going on at Goodison? We Take a Closer Look at Some of the Problems at Everton

Everton stood eight in the 2018-19 season of the Premier League. These lads were seen handing defeats to some of the heavyweights during the 2018-19 season. In April this year, Everton registered wins over Arsenal (1-0) and Manchester United (4-0). Even the club’s biggest fans couldn’t believe their eyes. The underdogs had hunted down the Gunners and the Red Devils


Despite these miraculous victories, they could not finish in the top five. 14 defeats in 38 Premier League matches ended up breaking their hopes of ensuring a top-5 finish. Despite facing a lot of challenges, the lads from Goodison Park showed a lot of promise by punching well above their weight.

Fans were seen cheering for them when they gunned down The Gunners in April this year. Everton FC tickets had a lot of takers during the 2018-19 Premier League season.

However, they have been experiencing a few problems in recent times. Let us take a closer look at them:

They lack consistency

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Everton began on a promising note. They won five of the first seven games when Marco Silva joined the club as manager. Fans were joyous and admired Marco Silva’s aggressive tactics.  The happiness faded away at a rate of knots as the team won just a single game out of the next eight.

 Things started going downhill within no time. This has been a major problem for the club in recent times. More often than not, they get off to a decent start in the Premier League, only to squander the advantage during the tournament’s business end. 

Possession problem

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During the 2018-19 Premier League season, their average ball possession percentage stood at 57%. That is just behind Manchester City’s ball possession percentage (60%). In simple terms, if you have the ball with you, then your opposition cannot score. Sadly, this has not been the case with Everton F.C. 

The problem is: They lose possession of the ball in dangerous areas. Also, their defence lines can be torn down into fragments if the defenders are put under constant pressure. But Everton is a team of fighters. They don’t give up. It’s not over till it’s over when The Toffees are playing. The Premier League VIP tickets are up for grabs. Get your hands on them before time runs out. 

Blocked shots

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There’s a bigger problem ailing Everton. The team’s forward line hasn’t been able to past the opposition’s defence lines frequently. A vast majority of  the shots taken by them were blocked by the opposition’s defenders. This means that the club’s forward line lacks the firepower to penetrate through the opposition’s defences. Well, it goes without saying that you cannot win matches if you don’t score enough goals.

They do not have a leading striker

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Everton have some excellent raw material to work with. The likes of Kurt Zouma, and Richarlison are two of the club’s most promising players. However, the club has failed to find a striker to spearhead the club’s attacking lines. During the 2018-19 season Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson took care of the club’s forward line. Both Sigurdsson and Richarlison ended the previous Premier League season with 13 goals. 

What they need is a player to lead their forward lines against formidable opponents. Sigurdsson, with all his experience, is the right man to lead the club’s attack, but he too has been finding it extremely hard to score in recent times.

So, that’s pretty much it. If you wish to see The Toffees in action, then act quickly and get your tickets booked.

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