Everton have had a disappointing season so far, with numerous injuries and poor performances all adding to their relegation battle.
Frank Lampard was hired on deadline day to help improve the team’s results after a six-and-a-half month spell under Rafa Benitez, but he has struggled to inspire a decent run of success.
In the eight Premier League matches Lampard has managed, he has two wins and six losses so far, while also losing the FA Cup to Crystal Palace last month, denying Everton a place in the semi-final at Wembley.
Since the Blues manager took over in January, the team hasn’t done well. A lot of players haven’t been up to par, and one in particular has let them down a lot.
Michael Keane has scored two own goals in defeats against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspurs since the turn of the year, and was just sent off in a defeat to West Ham United on Sunday.
Trevor Sinclair called the £19.8m defender a “liability,” and Paul Robinson told Football Insider that Keane is part of a problem that is “costing Everton dearly.”
The remaining 10 games are crucial for the Toffees as they face Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Chelsea. Therefore, a win against Burnley today at Turf Moor is essential.