Everton have been teetering on the edge of the relegation zone for weeks now and Frank Lampard is running out of opportunities to pull away from the battle at the bottom of the table.
Another defeat today at Goodison Park keeps them stuck right in the mix for relegation from the Premier League for the first time ever.
Today could have been the perfect opportunity for the Toffees to widen the gap between themselves and the drop zone, but yet again Lampard’s side failed to see out the assignment with another shocking performance in front of their home fans.
The entire back three picked up cards during the performance, with four yellows and a devastating red card given to Jonjoe Kenny in the 72nd minute that put the Toffees down to ten men, putting them in a vulnerable position as the side struggled for possession with just 38% of the ball overall.
One player who let his team and manager down in the important game today was Anthony Gordon, having a completely out of character performance for his boyhood club that has contributed to the fourth defeat on the bounce for Everton.
According to SofaScore, Gordon had fewer touches than Jordan Pickford in the clash with Wolves, losing possession of the ball a total of 22 times in his 49 touches, meaning he lost the ball in every two touches from his position in the attacking line. He also lost the majority of his duels (6/11), losing 100% of his aerial battles over the course of the game.
The 21-year-old winger has been praised on numerous occasions for his impact since gaining a regular starting spot in the side, putting in flawless performances even when the side are struggling to pick up points in the Premier League.
However, today there is no room for praise with the display given as the youngster let Lampard down in the pursuit to climb the table into safety.
The ex-Chelsea boss will surely be feeling the heat as Watford took all three points from Southampton this afternoon, and now match Everton for points in the league table in 18th inside the drop zone.
If there was no room for error before today, there is certainly no room for error going forward and Lampard must find a way to motivate his team to take something from their home game on Thursday night against Newcastle United.
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