The international break is finally over and proper football is back. The internationals are usually a time, free of Everton disappointment (not including injuries), but this time we had the end of the transfer window to keep us occupied and my word was that a time just full of mass Everton-based disappointment. We started the window in barnstorming fashion being the frontrunners in the world market, and ended it looking incredibly flustered and weak. So after not signing the two players Koeman insisted we needed for the entirety of the summer window, we head into the regular season with 3 fit senior centre-backs and pinning our goalscoring hopes on a striker not even playing for Sheffield United reserves this time a year and a half ago.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one hell of a player and he’s only going to get better, but from a majority standpoint we are left with no goalscoring threat.
This showed in the UEFA confirmed Europa League squad, where the club only had three registered forwards: Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramírez and Calvert-Lewin.
To top off the negativity though, it’s Spurs up next.