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5 of Everton's biggest issues right now

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5.10K   //    21 Sep 2017, 03:06 IST

Ronald Koeman has no answers to Everton's current woes
Ronald Koeman has no answers to Everton's current woes

When a mid-table club spends more than £140m in a transfer window, it is expected that they would at least challenge for a top five spot. But sadly for Everton, things are going terribly wrong even though it's still fairly early days in the Premier League.

They have been battered in their last 4 games, conceding a total of 10 goals. They are currently 18th in the Premier League and look far from challenging for a top 4 spot and for all the money they've spent, they could be struggling to secure a Europa League spot.

Having spent that amount of money, has Koeman created problems for himself?

We take a look at some of the issues at Everton

#5 No recognised striker

Everton, for the past 3 seasons, were carried by Romelu Lukaku and his goals. Last season, Lukaku scored 25 goals in 37 Premier League games, which was five times more than the next top scorer Ross Barkley's goal tally of 5.

His £75m move to Manchester United has clearly hit Everton hard and they weren't been able to score in any of the past 4 games in all completions.

Koeman's decision to bring in Rooney and Sandro for Lukaku is clearly not working, as both players haven’t been able to hit the ground running. Rooney, in the twilight of his career, is clearly not the same striker he once was and Sandro just doesn’t look like a number 9 who can score on a regular basis.

Also read: An ode to Wayne Rooney by a United fan

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