Everton dropped more points in the race for Europe away to Brighton on Monday night.
The Toffees, who were without 10 players through injury, played out a goalless draw with their relegation-threatened opponents.
Why is the mood flat at Everton?
Everton may end up looking back on their season as one of missed opportunities, with this latest setback a continuation of their struggles against lower-placed opposition.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been beaten by Burnley (16th), Newcastle (17th) and Fulham (18th) in 2020/21 and this week picked up only two points from their meetings with the 15th-placed Seagulls and 13th-placed Crystal Palace.
Lucas Digne was the only Everton player to send out a post-match tweet in the 12 hours following the final whistle. “Still believe in our chance with the good spirit,” he wrote, defiantly insisting that the Toffees’ top four hopes are not dead.
However, these fans on Twitter weren’t up for replicating the Frenchman’s optimistic stance.
Everton fans struggle to buy into Digne’s optimism
“Work hard? Well not one of you worked hard yesterday”
“Lucky to finish in top 10 the way we going and that’s poor (missed our best midfield all season though) keep going and start taking free kicks please”
“Not one clear cut chance in 90 mins…I like your positivity, but that was a truly poor performance last night in an attacking sense.”
“Really??! We don’t create enough, can’t score or defeat lower teams at home… I truly hope and wish.”
“Not today please. Not today”
“I just remember you owe me 90 minutes of my life Lucas”
“It’s over mate, we try again next season”
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