Will coach Frank Lampard go through the steps of being fired again this time?
Everton kneeled 1-4 to Brighton in the 19th round of the English Premier League 안전놀이터 (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England on the 4th (Korean time). With this defeat, Everton (15 points, 3 wins, 6 draws, 9 losses, 14 gains and 24 losses) remained in 18th place.
Everton reversed the mood with a draw against Manchester City last weekend. However, they desperately needed three points as they were still in the relegation zone. Coach Frank Lampard started the game with Demiral Gray, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dwight McNeil in the attacking line.
The result was a complete defeat. Everton were dragged away by allowing Kaoru Mitoma to score the first goal in the early hours. Brighton broke into the second half and ran away with goals from Evan Ferguson, Soli March and Pascal Gross. Everton made a change through a replacement card, but the gray penalty kick (PK) recovery goal just before the end was all.
Everton, who are staying in the relegation zone at the point of turning the turning point. The question marks for Lampard are also increasing. Global media ‘ESPN’ said, “We are in danger of relegation due to overlapping problems. Richarlison transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer fee of 60 million pounds (approximately 90.6 billion won), but was not properly replaced.”
“Everton only scored 14 goals in 18 games. Lack of firepower is the root of the problem. Coach Lampard has recorded 21 losses in 41 games since taking office in January last year. Everton is in big trouble, and coach Lampard is out of ideas. It looks like I am. This year could be the year Everton runs out of luck.”
Coach Lampard, who became an EPL legend while playing for Chelsea as a player. Following his sack at Chelsea, he also faces the risk of being sacked at Everton. The situation is even more frustrating as Neil Moffe, who was recruited as a substitute for Richarlison, is hardly responding.
Finally, ‘ESPN’ expressed concern by citing Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton as the clubs to be relegated to the English Football League Championship (EFL Championship, 2nd division) this season.