Quick read: Silva must start showing faith in Lookman

Everton’s recent form has been woeful and now manager Marco Silva finds his position at Goodison Park under threat. The fact that the Toffees have only managed three goals in their last five Premier League games indicates where they’re going wrong.

Silva’s side lack creativity and cutting edge. Summer signing Richarlison has gone off the boil, as has playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. However, in Ademola Lookman, Silva has a promising young attacker who he is seemingly reluctant to turn to.

The 21-year-old winger has started only three league games all season and has made the field in the Premier League only once since Everton’s loss to Southampton in mid-January. More often than not, Theo Walcott has made Silva’s starting XI ahead of Lookman.

However, the 29-year-old is in poor form, and has only scored one goal in his last nineteen league outings. Lookman demonstrated in a loan spell with RB Leipzig last season that he has end product, bagging five goals and four assists in eleven league games – he must now be given a fair chance to prove his worth on Merseyside.