Three Everton players that failed to take their chance to impress in the EFL Cup

Everton bounced back from a disappointing run of form with a 3-0 win against Sunderland in the third round of the EFL Cup at Goodison Park on Wednesday, but it wasn’t a positive night for all of their players.

The Toffees came into the clash against the Championship strugglers having lost their last four matches in all competitions – scoring none and conceding 12 in the process – and manager Ronald Koeman was starting to feel the heat.

The Dutchman made eight changes to the team that was beaten 4-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, with a number of younger players and experienced pros brought back into the starting line-up as he looks to provide more competition for places.

A brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a goal from Oumar Niasse on his first appearance for the club since the 2015/16 campaign wrapped up a comfortable win for the hosts, but some of the players won’t have pleased Koeman with their performances.

Here are three Everton stars that failed to take their chance to impress against Sunderland…