Everton were absolutely dire again today, and new manager Marco Silva should be very concerned on two fronts - one goal scored in four games, and the poor quality of all the goals conceded.
The Blues found themselves 2-0 down to the hosts after two terrible defensive lapses. It’ll come as no surprise to fans that the centrehalf pairing of Ashley Williams and Matthew Pennington were utterly horrendous and Silva surely knows that now too.
Despite a better start to the second half, the Blues didn’t take any of the half-chances they created before captain Phil Jagielka was easily brushed aside and the Rovers scored their third. Michael Keane for his part was equally terrible today too.
However, Richarlison caught the eye early, applying himself all over the pitch, going into tackles bravely and distributing it well. He even tried a naughty shot from a tight spot, dinking the ball over the angle as well as getting on the end of a number of crosses but had no luck.
Confine this one to the dustbin, but with five preseason friendlies done, Silva’s task for the new Premier League season seems monumental.