Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has explained that Everton’s form in away games frustrates him.
The Toffees have found in recent times they are a strong outfit when at Goodison Park, but on the road there is a massive difference in their performances.
Marco Silva’s side have started this league campaign with two wins out of two at home, while in away fixtures they have one draw and two defeats in three.
The Merseyside club managed 34 points at home during last season, compared to 20 points in away games.
It’s always going to be more difficult when you travel to teams in the top-flight, but it’s a problem that could prevent them ending up in European spots this year.
Everton’s return of one point from away games at Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Bournemouth is a poor one so far this season.
Neville was asked on social media about the contrast in Everton’s form when they play home and away.
“Still a fragility with them and belief issue. It frustrates me so it must frustrate Everton fans,” he responded on Twitter.
Neville has pinpointed a fragility and a belief problem with Everton in away games, something that on reflection looks quite accurate.
They have become fairly switched on defensively during Silva’s reign, but individual errors and lapses in concentration do appear to take place far more often on the road.
The Toffees could only win five of their 19 away games last season in the league and those numbers need to jump up if they want to mix it with the elite in the division.
Everton’s biggest problem is with inconsistency as on their day they have a very talented side that can cause anyone trouble, but at the moments results like losing 3-1 at Bournemouth at the weekend are holding them back.