Marco Silva’s first year in charge of Everton is drawing to a close, but has he underachieved during his debut season at Goodison Park?
The Toffees have just four games remaining this campaign and they all come in the Premier League.
They host Manchester United at the weekend followed by a trip to Crystal Palace and finish up with a home fixture against Burnely, before travelling to Tottenham on the final day of the season.
The Merseyside club still have a chance to sneak into seventh in the league if results go their way, as they currently sit ninth and are just a point behind Leicester City in seventh.
But in terms of cup competitions they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the third round by Southampton on penalties and lost to Championship side Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
After the excitement of Silva’s appointment in the summer, it looks like he has underachieved this season and in some ways failed.
They added real quality in the shape of Richarlison, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Bernard, Kurt Zouma (loan), Andre Gomes (loan) to the squad in the summer.
But could miss out on European football and they hardly made a dent in the cup competitions.
Everton’s frustrating season can be summed up by wins over the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, before losing away at the weekend against a Fulham team that have already been relegated.
They are still searching for a distinctive style of play under Silva and he should be disappointed by a first year in charge.
But there is still time to sneak into seventh and he should be given another season at the helm to try take the Merseyside club forward.