Everton had four games in the month of October, and truth be told it didn't look good for Roberto Martinez. They looked hesitant in the derby against an awful Liverpool side, and then lost resoundingly at home against Manchester United before dropping the ball, literally, at Arsenal to continue their woeful record at the Emirates. The month could have been more embarrassing had the Blues not won the midweek penalty shootout against Norwich City in the Capital One Cup.
1-1 draw, home against Liverpool (Premier League) - Stream
0-3 loss, home against Manchester United (Premier League) - Stream
1-2 loss, away at Arsenal (Premier League) - Stream
4-3 win on penalties (1-1 AET), home against Norwich City (Capital One Cup) - Stream
The good news is that the first ten games of the season are in the bag, where the Toffees took on last season's top eight. The bad news is that they only gained a measly thirteen points from that. For Everton to get anywhere near a European spot they are going to need to garner about 60-something points, so they would need to embark on some sort of winning streak pretty soon.
So how do you think Roberto did this month? Feel free to consider his tactics, team selection, in-game adjustments and any other criterion where he has been involved. Further, also take into consideration how he has been involving the youth squad players in the Capital One Cup games and in the Premier League matchday squads.