Everton’s end-of-season blues continued on Saturday after a dismal defeat to relegation strugglers Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. The Toffees did not look up for the encounter whatsoever, perhaps an indication that they’ve little to play for in the tail-end of the season.
That’s no excuse for supporters though and it’s now the third game on the bounce they have failed to pick up all three points.
Fernando Llorente got the winner for the Swans, nodding home to lift them out of the relegation zone with just two games remaining.
For Everton it’s another sign of the inconsistency that has troubled them all season and any hope they had of finishing seventh or above in the table has now faded completely.
They’ll be closing out the season against Watford and Arsenal and supporters will at least be expecting full commitment heading into what they hope will be a big summer transfer window.
The recent matches mean that unease is again growing around Ronald Koeman, although it’s nothing like the pressure the Dutchman was facing earlier in the season.
Nonetheless, fans took to Twitter to share their disquiet about the recent goings on with the team…
— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) May 6, 2017
— Arnthor Asgrimsson (@addiiceland) May 6, 2017
— Daniel Button (@D_Button) May 6, 2017
Players just want to be on that beach. Koeman can't motivate them. Make of it what you will. #EFC
— Kenny Jarvis (@KennyJarvisEFC) May 6, 2017
#EFC another lousy performance. No imagination at all. Koeman doesn't appear to have a plan B.Could still be watching a martinez performance
— Ste M (@smacca79) May 6, 2017
Koeman fancies the Barca job? A million miles from that level. Questionable hype during his time at Southampton & baffles me still now #efc
— Paul Doward (@diggerdow) May 6, 2017
Getting to the point that I'm doubting Koeman.#EvertonFC
— Daniel Winsbury (@WIN58URY) May 7, 2017