It is fair to say that the 2017/18 season was very indifferent for the Merseyside club.
Going into November, the club occupied a relegation spot and had no manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
Sam Allardyce was appointed at the end of that month and he guided them to an eighth-place finish.
However, it still felt like a disappointing season for most Toffees fans. The football they played failed to excite the fans or the board and that led to Allardyce being relieved of his duties earlier today.
Part of the disappointment stems from the big money they spent last summer to try and challenge the top six sides. That failed to happen and with a large turnover of players over the season, expect the same again this summer.
We’ve decided to grade the many signings Everton made this season from A-F.
Davy Klaassen - F
Rarely featured since his big money move from Ajax. Looked out of place in the games he played too.
Jordan Pickford - A
The best signing the club made last summer. He made plenty of saves, keeping the Blues in games and he looks set to be England’s number one at the World Cup.
Michael Keane - C
A foot injury hampered him for much of the season, but he looked assured towards the end when in a settled back four.
Sandro Ramirez - F
Looked terrible whenever he played, his finishing made everyone question how he was signed to replace Romelu Lukaku.
Wayne Rooney - B
Proved he was still good enough for the Premier League with a number of good performances and was even offered an England recall. Double figures for goals made him the club’s top scorer.
Cuco Martina - D
Often played out of position to cover injuries at left-back, and didn’t perform well. Don’t expect to see him start next season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - C
For a record signing, this is a generous grade. Whilst he played well at times, he didn’t really live up to expectations as he only showed glimpses of what he is capable of before the injury.
Nikola Vlasic - D
Signed after strong performances against the Blues in Europa League qualifying but struggled to make an impact on the team. At 20 years old, he should come strong in the future if given the chance.
Cenk Tosun - B
Looked settled in the side towards the end of the season and clearly has potential to come up big for this side in the future.
Theo Walcott - A
Brought something new to the side and always looked lively. Has been hit and miss at times but constantly created chances for the Blues.
Eliaquim Mangala - F
A Knee injury cut short his loan spell so wasn’t given much chance to make an impact.