Everton have endured a mixed first season under Marco Silva in the Premier League. 

The Toffees have at times impressed, most notably in their recent 2-0 win against Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. 

However, they have struggled to shake off inconsistency throughout the campaign, and find themselves in the underwhelmingly low position of 11th, with only 40 points from 31 games.

Marco Silva’s side have spent big in recent transfer windows but will likely need to add more quality to the ranks in the summer. 

Everton have leaked goals all too freely throughout the season, and the acquisitions of high-quality defenders will be on the wishlist of the manager ahead of his second campaign at Goodison. 

So, take a look at some defensive players who the Toffees should consider pursuing!