Everton were definitely one of the teams that caught most attentions during the last summer transfer window.
The Toffees broke their transfer records twice. First, signing Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for £25m which would rise to £30m. Then the signing of 28-year-old Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City for £45m broke the transfer record once again.
Ronald Koeman’s side actually have also made several impressive signings with the likes of Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Sandro Ramirez, Wayne Rooney, Cuco Martina, and Nikola Vlasic coming in to bolster the squad.
But after all the transfers, has there been any improvement at Everton at all?
After four Premier League games, Everton are currently lying in 15th place. They only won one game, drew once, and lost twice.
The schedule is not very kind for Everton though, as The Toffees are forced to face heavyweights like Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United in a successive order.
And as we all know, confidence is important and you just won’t get it if you keep losing so I guess Everton really need to keep their heads up and focus on trying to win their next game.
But with the quality and depth that Koeman currently have in the dugout, don’t you think that they should at least be somewhere above 10th place right now?
According to Transfermarkt, Everton were actually much more impressive in the early stage of Premier League last season. They won 3 games, drawing once in their first 4 games.
Is it too early to judge? Might be, but people are already judging and predicting even before the season starts so I guess it’s never too early or too late to judge. But is this a bad sign for Koeman and his side? No, I don’t think so. I think Everton fans just have to be patient right now, I think Koeman and his side can turn this around and silence all the false judgements and mockeries directed towards him and the team. Let them do the talking on the pitch.
Still, the main question is, has there been any improvement at Everton at all after all the transfers?
Or is it just the same old Everton with newer, fresher, more handsome look but still ineffective, inefficient, and inconsistent?