December was a rough month for Everton, and the new year did not get much better for Roberto Martinez. The Toffees played eight games in January, winning three, drawing three and losing two. Defensive woes were once again the biggest issue facing this team as they failed to win a single one of the four Premier League games they played, and were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the semi finals stage.
1-1 draw, home against Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)
2-1 win, home against Manchester City (Capital One Cup)
2-0 win, home against Dagenham & Redbridge (Emirates FA Cup)
0-0 draw, away at Manchester City (Premier League)
3-3 draw, away at Chelsea (Premier League)
1-2 loss, home against Swansea City (Premier League)
1-3 loss, away at Manchester City (Capital One Cup)
3-0 win, away at Carlisle United (Emirates FA Cup)
Everton have fallen further behind in the League table, currently sitting in twelfth place, which is criminal considering the amount of talent the side have in the squad. It's getting hard to see how Roberto Martinez will keep hold of his job should he continue with the current run of results.
The winter transfer window just ended, with the Blues only adding one senior player - forward Oumar Niasse came in from Lokomotiv Moscow. Another forward Shani Tarashaj was purchased but immediately sent back on loan to Grasshoppers Zurich. Defender Matty Foulds was brought in from Bury. Steven Naismith was the biggest outgoing player, sold to Norwich City, while Aiden McGeady went to Sheffield Wednesday on loan.
So how do you think Roberto did this last 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 Premier League matchday squads.