Everton’s wretched away form continued yesterday with a 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth on the south coast. The Toffees have now failed to win their past six games on the road and once again it was their slack defending that cost them yesterday.
Michael Keane, in particular, had a poor game whilst Yerry Mina’s inconsistent streak is clear for all to see.
The problem here is that Everton have failed to bring in sufficient cover for their defensive duo.
In the summer, Everton lost both Phil Jagielka and loanee Kurt Zouma. Neither were replaced, with Mason Holgate now the third-choice option at centre-back.
Everton did try to bring in new faces. After being told they could not have Zouma back by Chelsea, they tried for Fikayo Tomori.
As reported by The Sun, Everton were hoping to bring the former Derby County loanee to Goodison Park to add cover at the back.
However, Chelsea sold David Luiz to Arsenal and Tomori was suddenly unavailable.
This weekend, the 21-year-old scored a screamer as he continues to impress in the Chelsea first-team under Frank Lampard.
Meanwhile, Everton struggled defensively and have little cover in their squad.
Missing out on the Chelsea youngster, or indeed not bringing in any centre-back cover, is starting to look like a big error from the Toffees this summer.