TalkSPORT pundit believes Everton have been a bit of an enigma

TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino believes Everton have been an enigma this term with their inconsistent form. The Toffees recently secured a comfortable 2-0 triumph in the top-flight but before that, they were on the losing side in the FA Cup fourth round after Millwall secured a 3-2 triumph over them.

In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Cascarino highlighted that the Toffees have lacked the leadership in their ranks barring Seamus Coleman and this has hampered them despite the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison impressing in the attack front, he said: “Everton have been a bit of an enigma. Watching them last week at Millwall I thought they were disappointing. You talk about leadership in the team, they didn’t look like they had any of that apart from Seamus Coleman. I just don’t know why Everton have not been better because they’ve got some – Richarlison is a handful. Sigurdsson is another player who can create a moment – just haven’t done it enough.”

Everton were at one stage occupying the seventh position in the standings after gathering a winning run but they have since dropped off one place amid the inconsistent form. The Merseyside outfit are currently eighth on the standings with 33 points but they have the opportunity to jump back to the seventh spot, should they get the better of Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.

Nonetheless, the challenge won’t be easy, given the Wolves have been building up momentum of late and they have an in-form striker in Raul Jimenez leading their ranks. Meanwhile, the Toffees are currently facing a potential crisis in the left-back position and it remains to be seen who could feature, should Leighton Baines miss out. The veteran is currently doubtful with a rib problem while Lucas Digne remains out of contention after a straight red card against Huddersfield in midweek.

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