Everton cannot seem to catch a break at the moment; if they are not dealing with disputing results, they are suffering injury problems.
On Sunday, both scenarios occurred as the Toffees were beaten 4-1 by Southampton at St Mary’s.
The team conceded goals from Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis and two from Charlie Austin.
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a goal that was very easy on the eye, but it will not be remembered too fondly due to the overall result.
During the game, David Unsworth, who is in temporary charge of the first team, was forced into substitutions when Leighton Baines and Michael Keane were struck down with injuries.
The extent of the problems are not yet known, but it pours doubt over the midweek fixture against West Ham United.
After the final whistle, Unsworth spoke to the media and discussed the injuries suffered.
Unsworth: "Leighton said he felt his calf. We'll assess him but it doesn't look good for Wednesday. Michael (Keane) is different but I need to find out the latest on him."
— Everton (@Everton) November 26, 2017
Discontented fans reacted in anger to the comments, with some suggesting that Keane, who joined the club in the summer, faked injury.
Play Holgate instead.
— Sid (@Sidneykidney4) November 26, 2017
Michael Keane was faking an injury as he is gutless.
— P (@Paul_M__H) November 26, 2017
Think Keane went off in embarrassment
— Stu A (@BolinsBlues) November 26, 2017
Keane has had a dose of not knowing how to defend, shocking, Centre half who won’t jump? It’s unbelievable.
— Terry Nightingale (@ecosash) November 26, 2017
Put them all on my coach home ??????????
— Matty EFC 39/40 ? (@CulshawMatty) November 26, 2017
Nothin wrong with him
— phil spiers (@philly_efc) November 26, 2017
Play a real left back if he is injured
— Marx (@MarxC23) November 26, 2017
At least we signed a back up left back to cover an ageing and declining Leighton Baines…
— Rob N (@Rdjnewton85) November 26, 2017