Everton boss Marco Silva has admitted that Theo Walcott is struggling for form.
Walcott arrived at Everton from Arsenal last January and struck three times in 14 appearances for the Toffees in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign.
This term, the former England international has managed just three goals in 28 Premier League appearances and has failed to register in his last 10.
The 29-year-old was criticised by the Everton fans for his performance against Cardiff City last month, before also struggling to contribute against Liverpool last weekend.
Silva has admitted that the attacker’s form has ‘not been so good’, but the Portuguese has insisted that a number of other players have also struggled for consistency this term.
Silva told the Liverpool Echo:
“Of course [the last two games] have not been his best performances. Even he has this feeling.
“But ok, you are a team. In some moments perhaps Bernard performs well and maybe Theo doesn’t perform. But it’s not just him, against Cardiff Richarlison wasn’t the same.
“Theo has had good moments, but in the last few games it’s not been so good. It’s part of the season. We have four wingers and I am here to take the decisions on who is the best to play in each match.”
Everton will be looking to build on their goalless draw with Liverpool last weekend when they travel to Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.
Silva’s side will then host Chelsea and travel to West Ham United either side of the March international break.