Everton have been in and competed in nearly every game this season. Unfortunately, they haven’t seen that ruthlessness to get the points and that’ll be the question Frank Lampard will be asking the players – where is the consistency? There’s the level, we’ve got winnable games and we’ve competed with really strong teams this season and felt frustrated they haven’t had more points. Now they’ve showed that quality and effort against Crystal Palace, they’ve got to go on now for the next few games to bring the points home – that’s what Frank wants, the fans want, when you look at that league table, they feel we should be higher with the performances they’ve shown.
That ruthlessness Everton shown against Crystal Palace, can they keep it going? They’ve got Fulham away next, against an Everton manager who will want to do as well as he can. But they’ve got to make it difficult for them. The Toffees have been difficult to break down away, which Frank has done fantastically well at this season. It was so easy last season, they were so soft. The question mark over Lampard is, Everton have been solid at the back but are the players asking enough of the opposition going forward? (more…)