Former Everton striker Andy Gray reckons his former club’s lack of a genuine goalscorer is one of Marco Silva’s biggest issues at Goodison Park right now.
The club currently lie 15th in the Premier League table having scored just 13 goals in their 12 games so far.
Silva has been unable to settle on a go-to individual for the central striking position, rotating between Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Moise Kean, Richarlison and Cenk Tosun.
Gray reckons none of the manager’s current options are natural’s in front of goal.
He said (Mirror): “They’re lacking a genuine goalscorer. That’s a big problem for Everton.
“We don’t know if Moise Kean is going to be good enough yet. He’s still young, they’ve taken a gamble on him and he’s going to need time.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin does a lot of good things, maybe works too hard – if that sounds stupid – outside the box trying to make up for his deficiencies inside the box. If he’s going to be top bracket, he needs to up his goal ratio dramatically.
“Cenk Tosun, his goalscoring record was good. But that was Turkey and this is a different league altogether.”
Everton’s current return in the Premier League is a worry.
Hopes were high for young Kean, but it is clear he is going to take some time to settle in.
Richarlison is arguably still learning the position, but natural strikers Calvert-Lewin and Tosun have both struggled to be prolific in the Premier League.
Gray has a point, and toothless Everton may perhaps need to dip into the transfer market in January.