A single win in a dozen plus Premier League matches can’t be described as just a poor run anymore; it’s a disaster that Everton have to overcome sooner rather than later.
With Benitez, the one most blamed for the Toffees’ recent woes, gone, Everton are in search of not just a replacement, but a better choice, and former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is one of the many lined up as possible signings.
Since exiting Chelsea a year ago, the Englishman hasn’t managed another side, but the hiatus could end if Everton favor him over the likes of Wayne Rooney and Roberto Martinez.
As with everyone else, though, Lampard isn’t short of weaknesses, as revealed by Sam Inkersole, who isn’t surprised that the 43-year old is being eyed by Everton, because he (Lampard) did a “decent” job at Chelsea.
Sam observed that Lampard’s defensive choices and quick changes in possession often left the Blues open to the opponents’ attacks, and his vigorous style saw his players err due to fatigue.
In addition, Lampard’s squad just couldn’t defend against set pieces, conceding 15 goals from them during his tenure due to poor marking.
Despite these and other weaknesses, though, the writer assured us that if signed, Frank would give younger players the opportunity to showcase their skills, just like he did with the likes of Mount.