Everton Continue Poor Form Against Burnley

Premier League side Everton FC were expected to bolster their form with Sam Allardyce leading the crop of young, talented players. However, the club has been struggling of late. They recently posted their sixth straight away loss against Burnley in the league.

Burney had their first win of 2018, defeating the Toffees 2-1. Striker Cenk Tosun scored his first goal for the club since making the switch in the winter window. It turned out to be false hope as the home side came back stronger after the break. It became the seventh defeat for the Big Sam and his boys who were expected to make a play for the Europa League.

Tosun did not spark life immediately at the Goodison Park so he was sidelined. The Turk returned to action in his first start in six weeks to open scoring. The Big Sam has been criticized for his handling of the current Everton crop of player. The safety-first style of play has always hurt them so far. They hand the reigns to opponents while trying to settle into the game and it comes back to bite them.

Against Burnley, Jordan Pickford was decent despite one or two issues. The defence has been having issues of late. Ashley Williams failed to handle himself very well in the game, resulting in marching orders and Michael Keane was disappointing. And as usual Allardyce did not respond the situation very well.

Seamus Coleman and Cuco Martine could not properly handle the Burnley side. Idrissa Gueye and Theo Walcott were a bit above average compared to the poor display from their teammates. Gylifi Sigurdsson also had a good game, playing a part in creating chances. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the substitutes – Wayne Rooney, Oumar Niasse and Yannick Bolasie – could not really do much.