At the Vitality Stadium
Carabao Cup | Bournemouth humiliated Frank Lampard’s Everton team 4-1. Additionally, Brentford was shockingly defeated by League Two Gillingham on penalties.
That is saying a lot because this was on par with the worst performances of the Farhad Moshiri era. That awful was it. lacking in defence and lacking in assault teeth. Without the group’s fathers, James Tarkowski, Conor Coady, and Jordan Pickford, there is no backbone.
The fact that Bournemouth themselves made nine changes was what made this defeat so unexpected. This was the darkest night of Frank Lampard’s time as Everton’s manager because of the composition of the opposition. He is always learning more about these guys, but by changing his whole starting XI. He placed himself in a challenging circumstance.
For those traveling to the south coast. Everton provided free bus transportation and match tickets. But those who were returning to Merseyside in the wee hours of Wednesday may feel shortchanged.
Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, and Yerry Mina made a comeback, but this provided more proof that they are a part of the Everton Lampard wants to leave behind. Lack of quality in the offensive third, specific defensive mistakes, followed by petulant ill-discipline and awful body language that stink of a complete lack of responsibility.
Carabao Cup | Given the World Cup’s date, this was essentially a very early Christmas store window exercise before the January sales, but no one wearing a blue shirt seized the chance to make a good impression.
On paper, this second string had more than enough to defeat a Bournemouth that was frequently rotated. The starting lineup had a total of 127 international appearances between them, but Moshiri’s tenure at Everton has been a lesson in deflating inflated egos.
On the basis of this data, it is unclear where the largest issue currently exists; at the top end, 11 goals from 14 games ranks third lowest in the Premier League
. Everton has faced 238 shots on defence, more than any other club.