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While Marco Silva might be showing outwardly that he’s not feeling the heat of three consecutive losses and insisting that his side not panic, the fanbase is already simmering merrily, and another defeat tomorrow will get the Blue fume triggering smoke alarms citywide.
We’ve already analyzed here and here how Silva needs to be utilizing the resources at his disposal, and needing to go to Turf Moor when you are desperately searching for a win is not good odds.
So with that said, and with Silva’s track record so far, here’s what we think he’s going to do tomorrow.
Tactics and Formation
What I’d like to write in this section is “at this point, who friggin’ knows?”, but I’d like to think you’ve come to expect a higher quality of analysis from us at this stage, so here goes nothing.
Burnley are going to sit deep and absorb pressure. You know it. I know it. Your kids know it. The pet gerbil you’re watching for your neighbor this week knows it. Your dog — who you’ve had to watch very closely because you’re afraid he might try to eat the gerbil? He knows it too.
So Marco Silva’s challenge this week is to figure out how to actually break that down. To this stage of his Everton career, we’ve seen no real signs that he’s able to do that, so we suspect we’ll see a lineup and tactics that look a lot like what we’ve become accustomed to seeing.
As much as I doubt Mr Silva will be sacked anytime soon, it’s beginning to feel like a judgment period from the powers that be. Winnable games on the horizon follow a series of games that should have been won, and weren’t. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of progression, which is the real concern. Everyone knows that Everton Football Club is still a disaster, but there has to be tangible progress out of the half-decade long slump we have been in, and there isn’t anything to suggest that we seem to be heading in the right direction.
Anyway, Turf Moor is a ground where we have seen rare away success, and that needs to be replicated tomorrow lest the fury continue among the stands. But more than just tomorrow, there needs to be a change of plan on the pitch. The formation isn’t working, the players are not gelling, the manager doesn’t have a plan beyond the initial thirty minutes, and the fans are not interested.
Iwobi only came on against City last week because of the injury to Theo Walcott, who got the start on the right wing with Richarlison on the left. Greg O’Keefe of The Athletic reported this week that Silva planned to start Walcott in a striker role before Bernard fell ill, so the Nigerian would have been behind all three of those players on the depth chart in the City match.
We still think he’s clearly shown more than Bernard has, and have some faith (though it’s dwindling) that Silva has seen it as well. But after the weirdness Silva tried to pull against City, it’s tough to make any sort of clear determination about the front three.