A culmination of seemingly thousands of set pieces were what cemented Everton’s fate today. While that can be a summary of the season so far, I fear it may be spelling the end for Marco Silva very shortly.
As much as I do want Marco Silva to figure his demons out, it probably won’t happen in the future if it hasn’t happened by now, and I’m not blinded too much by loyalty to a manager that has been here for six months to be able to see that.
It probably is for the best if we cut our ties with Marco Silva. Let’s let David Unsworth steady the ship once again, and if so be it, until the end of the season.
However, Marcel Brands needs to find his manager that is one of Europe’s best. We cannot keep taking managers from sides such as Southampton and Watford and expecting us to be better than sides such as Southampton and Watford.
Silva has lost Goodison, that’s evident, and there isn’t any coming back from that I’m afraid.
Jordan Pickford - 5
Struggled with his judgment once again, and never looked confident in coming to collect any of Watford’s deliveries.
Jonjoe Kenny - 7
An extremely committed performance once again from Jonjoe who was able to match Watford’s thugs for intensity all game long, and was not scared at all to put a challenge in when necessary.
Kurt Zouma - 6
Zouma dealt with Watford’s attempted long balls to Deulofeu quite well, but never looked entirely comfortable against the dual threat of their two up top.
Michael Keane - 4
A shaky game for Keane who defended well in the air, but was far too clumsy in his tackling for the majority of the game, giving away some stupid free-kicks in positions where we’re not exactly comfortable from.
Lucas Digne - 6
Not as dynamic as usual, but Watford made it hard on our full-backs who were closed down very quickly once they got into dangerous positions.
Idrissa Gana Gueye - 6
A better game from Gana in a deeper role where he could utilise his tackling ability while having playmakers ahead of him to bear his deadweight in the passing game.
Tom Davies - 8
Tom Davies is continuing on his extraordinary return to form with now three games where he has been the focal point of everything good happening as our attack goes forward.
He won the ball in advanced positions, always looked to get forward, and released Tosun and Richarlison more often than not in threatening positions.
Another excellent display.
Andre Gomes - 4
Slow and poor, Andre could not get a foothold in the game whatsoever.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - 2
Gylfi Sigurdsson is actively a detriment to this Everton side now, and he has been for a while. He is not up for a hard-fought game and cannot match the pace of an intense Premier League game when we fall behind and need to chase, which is quite often nowadays.
Richarlison - 4
Richarlison is mostly the same story as Gylfi Sigurdsson. A player who is not up for a physical battle, and looks for the coward’s way out anytime that he can.
If Mr Silva is removed from his duties, I imagine that Richarlison will follow him out the door, as he did at Watford.
That may not be the worst thing that could happen.
Cenk Tosun - 6
Another effort-packed performance from Cenk, but even as sentimental as I am, I think it’s time we revamp our striking options.
To lead the line of a club that is European dreaming, we need much more from the #9.
Theo Walcott – 3
Not Ademola Lookman.
Bernard – 4
Not Ademola Lookman.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – N/A
Fine, but still not Ademola Lookman.