Frank Lampard’s tenure spells trouble for the Toffees

Embarrassing. That’s the one word that can describe Everton’s whole performance this afternoon at Goodison Park after a humiliating 1-4 defeat to Brighton.

Getting that out of the way first, Brighton have been phenomenal! The Seagulls have been tactically outstanding during this evening’s contest on Merseyside, capitalising on every single mistake – and there were quite a few – that their opponents made, scoring four past a lacklustre Everton defence and taking 3 points back to the South Coast.

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The main topic that fans can take from the result is the visibility cast onto the crisis that Everton is currently in – and discussions will undoubtedly ensue as to how the Merseyside outfit can overcome them.

A lot of heads are turning towards Frank Lampard as the man to blame, given that recent performances simply aren’t up to scratch. Apart from the game against Manchester City at the Etihad, the Blues have been poor since the restart. The defeat vs Wolves at home last week was seen as a complete failure but the humiliating defeat by Brighton means trouble really is brewing. Everton’s passionate and demanding fanbase made their voices heard against the board and Chairman Bill Kenwright during the latter stage of the match. Since the Lampard acquisition, even though the team did not really improve in the standings, they have seen better performances and got the fans behind them. However, the lack of finances and a lot of questionable decisions resulted in Everton playing arguably the worst football in the division and looking to be among the favourites for the drop. 

With Lampard’s position in jeopardy, the outrage of the Evertonians towards Kenwright and his staff, the lack of quality game-changing players and the poor performances of the team on the pitch, the Club is facing a multitude of problems. The Evertonians are pleading for answers as they can see their beloved club is in crisis and actions need to happen in order for the situation to change, but for now, the Blues have a mountain to climb with the clock against them.