Whilst the midfield arguably lost them the game, allowing James Maddison far too much space to assist both of the goals, the front three was decidedly toothless throughout.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was his usual workmanlike self but missed a huge chance to put them ahead in the first half, whilst the wide men were yet again disappointing. But what often gets Goodison Park most riled up is a lack of effort.
Demarai Gray may have been lacking offensively, but he would certainly give his all to at least try and win the ball back after being dispossessed.
Anthony Gordon meanwhile has come under fire at times this campaign for often abandoning his defensive duties, leaving Nathan Patterson and Seamus Coleman out to dry on numerous occasions.
Perhaps, with the World Cup and a large break on the horizon, Frank Lampard could look to teach the youngster a lesson by leaving him on the bench for both of their games against AFC Bournemouth this week.
However, just one in the following eight, partnered with a lack of general threat in game has led to ever-growing scrutiny surrounding his starts over Dwight McNeil.
He also has scored twice this season, suggesting he is just as much of a goal threat as the homegrown talent.
With this damning self-assessment, perhaps a spell on the bench could be the impetus to see him return on Boxing Day with a newfound appreciation for his place in the starting lineup.