Everton are looking like a revitalised squad under Marco Silva and it would appear that his appointment marked the end of one of the most sleep inducing periods in the club’s recent history.
The Merseyside team are playing some quality football, securing some good results and bringing joy back to Goodison Park.
The squad Marco Silva inherited looked far different then than it does now, with a total of six new faces arriving and a further twelve departing in the summer. Indeed, in some cases, such a radical change to the surroundings could throw a team off balance and send them into a spiral of poor form.
However, it seems Silva has managed his transfer business perfectly. By maintaining a strong core of players and only removing those already on the periphery, he introduced new faces with minimal interruption to squad dynamics. And now it’s paying dividends.
Of course, not everyone has performed up to scratch this season, and there are a few remaining players that look like they’re out of their depth and in need of moving on.
With that in mind, here are our picks for two players who have started off the season particularly poorly…
Since arriving from Besiktas in 2018, Tosun hasn’t really made much of an impact as the club’s starting forward.
Two goals in ten games for a side that are playing good attacking football and creating numerous chances just isn’t good enough, and there’s going to come a time when his ineffectiveness in front of goal is punished.
When we look at the Everton squad and their lack of out-and-out strikers, it’s certainly easy to see why Tosun has spent more time on the pitch than he probably deserves.
It’s genuinely surprising that Niasse managed to survive the exodus at the start of the season considering he’s probably one of the least gifted players in the squad.
Since arriving from Russia, where he made a name for himself, Niasse hasn’t been able to rediscover the form that caught Everton’s eye.
With no goals this season, his contract up next summer, and Everton definitely looking to improve their attacking options, there’s absolutely no way he’ll be warming the club’s bench this time next season.
Everton fans – thoughts?