Sky Sports writer Ben Grounds has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post podcast about Everton’s recent struggles.
He said: “It’s hard to really put a finger on it, and that’s very much what Carlo said, and he was very frustrated after that Villa game because he spoke about the attitude not quite being right.
“Everton have won ten games on the road, only Manchester City have won more away from home this season, and that places them in the top four. If it was just an away league table, but they’re 15th in the table for home form, which is really, really poor, and it’s just been able to find enough creativity. I don’t think they create enough chances in open play; they rely heavily on set-pieces.”
Do you think there are problems at Everton?
No, just a dip in form
Yes, could be some issues
TIF Thoughts on Everton’s problems…
Everton started the season brilliantly, and after seven league games, they were top of the table, but in the second half of the season, they have lost to the likes of Fulham and Burnley.
It is clear that their home form has been a huge problem throughout the season, but judging by Ancelotti’s comments, there could also have been a dip in standards, which is not a good sign.