Everton couldn’t manage a Merseyside derby win against a weakened Liverpool side last weekend and then had to watch on as their bitter rivals spent the week celebrated making the Champions League semi-finals.
To pile on the misery, the Toffees are stuck going nowhere fast under Sam Allardyce who should be using the dead rubbers towards the end of the season to work towards next season.
He isn’t, but is persisting with the same shape and largely the same players that have led to the malaise at Goodison Park and the natives are not impressed.
That means that the sight of promising young winger Nikola Vlasic on the substitutes bench for the trip to Swansea is enough to get them excited at this stage.
We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction from the Toffees as the wideman moves closer to getting his chance to add some genuine width to this Everton side…
Davies for Schneiderlin
Klassen for Rooney
Vlasic for Bolasie
Brands for Walsh
Fonseca for Allardyce
And we're good to go.
— Grab68 (@Grab68) April 14, 2018
— Lola (@lola_holman) April 14, 2018
Vlasic in the bench pic.twitter.com/YOnjnNp3mh
— Haydyn Fielding (@haydynfielding1) April 14, 2018
Vlasic on the bench, about time
— Marcrimmer (@Marcrimmer1878) April 14, 2018
Just discovered Vlasic in a cupboard somewhere Sam? About time he was given a chance, showed promise at first until he disappeared from sight.
— Anne Roberts (@Anneroberts22) April 14, 2018
what is a nikola vlasic 🤔
— Clemo (@ConorClemo9) April 14, 2018
Definitely would of loved to see Vlasic get a starting run…oh well 😧
— Andy Campbell (@ThatGeekAndy) April 14, 2018
— Everton Ottawa (@EvertonOttawa) April 14, 2018