Regardless of how well the last few games have gone, this defeat negates all of the good work Mr Silva has done. A defeat to an already relegated side on an embarrassing losing streak is unacceptable at any point in the season, but it is emphasised even more when we needed the three points to keep up the race for 7th on a day where our main competitors for that spot all fell short.
It wasn’t even a case of a relegated side going out in a blaze of glory either, Fulham weren’t good. That Everton side were just horrific in every aspect of the game. The midfield was muted, defence uncharacteristically shaky, and attack limp.
It was an awful day at the office, and it isn’t a one-off anymore. These pathetic performances against weak and vulnerable teams are the reason we will be a mid-table team for years to come.
Jordan Pickford - 6
Some decent saves, not enough to keep us in the game however.
Seamus Coleman - 6
A solid enough performance with some good distribution of the ball, but nothing of the electrical attack going forward we have been treated to in the past few weeks.
Kurt Zouma - 6
Good enough against a dangerous striker in Mitrovic.
Phil Jagielka - 3
A wholly sentimental selection in the team cost Mr Silva today, as Jagielka showed his age and then some.
He isn’t as good as Michael Keane, so he has absolutely no reason to be in the side.
Lucas Digne - 5
When we hold Lucas Digne to such high standards, even an average showing feels like an awful one.
Idrissa Gana Gueye - 5
Not a hint of the same intensi
Andre Gomes - 4
Andre couldn’t get a foothold on his game at all, and he looked lost for the entirety of the game.
Gylfi Sigurdsson- 3
Zero opportunities created, and no hard work to show for it. Back to his usual self.
Bernard - 3
A bad day for Bernard, who mirrored the rest of the Blue shirts in that he was
Richarlison - 6
Our only threat for large portions of the game, but not enough to even show any sort of hope that we might claw a point.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 4
Certainly a day for the DCL detractors, as plenty of decent chances were missed at important times.
Do you think it matters?