Jim White has voiced his concerns over Everton after a dismal run of form that has seen them plummet down the Premier League table.
After a promising start to the 2021/22 campaign under new manager Rafa Benitez, the Blues have failed to record a victory since September 25 [2-0 versus Norwich City].
Indeed, they are bottom of the form table over the last five games with one point [level with Brentford but with a worse goal difference].
Speaking on talkSPORT [24/11/21], White said: “You could look at Everton and think ‘no hang on, what is going on here?’ The last eight Premier League games, five defeats, two draws and a win, six goals scored, 15 conceded, are Everton on something of a dangerous slide under Rafa?”
“Well I think they are it’s obvious,” ex-England international Trevor Sinclar replied. “Moshiri’s invested a lot of money, they can’t spend money at the moment because of Financial Fair Play, so they’re in a bit of a predicament
“Going into January, if they don’t recruit and just stockpile a few extra players and go in to and affect the game in the right areas, they could find themselves in trouble.”
White: “I agree, Trevor.
Everton play Brentford on Sunday, the only team who have taken as few points over the last five games.
That came last weekend as the Bees let a 3-2 lead slip to draw 3-3 at Newcastle.
Everton couldn’t really ask for a better game to get back to winning ways.
However, they are down to the bare bones again with Richarlison suspended and doubts over Demarai Gray’s fitness.
Regardless, the Blues need to target a win in London as the start to their December fixture list looks ominous.
It beings with Liverpool coming to Goodison Park on December 1 while the same venue hosts Arsenal five days later.
Then, Everton face two tough tests in the capital against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
The pressure will be cranked up to an intolerable level if the Blues have not returned to winning ways by the end of that run.