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Wolves 3 – 0 Everton

royalbluemersey.sbnation: Everton have finally moved past the bump they received from the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti and have reverted to their true selves. No matter what manager is at the helm, this squad is flawed in just about every conceivable way. Credit to Ancelotti for improving this squad for even a brief period of time, but performances like this are more the norm than any of us would care to admit.

Years of poor recruitment and an endless managerial carousel have led to the situation Everton find themselves in. The constant tear downs and rebuilds of every preceding manager has left Ancelotti with few players that can fit his system. And no amount of formation changes can add a ball-winning midfielder, starting caliber winger or even overall depth to this side. So while it’s frustrating to watch this team get dominated by a side that was in the Championship a few years ago, it’s simply the reality of years of mismanagement.

However, having Ancelotti as manager does feel like an opportunity to finally break this years long cycle of mediocrity. No longer are Everton pulling managers from lower table sides and hoping they turn into the next great manager. They now have a proven manager that has coached the best in the world. Maybe they finally have the man that can instill a winning mentality and recruit the right players that can pull Everton out of their self-destructive ways.

It feels as though there has never been a time where Everton have not felt like they were mentally defeated in a match before it started. I know there was a time where that wasn’t the case, but it feels like ages ago. There was talk after the loss to Tottenham about Everton’s lack of mental fortitutude against top-six sides, but often times that mentality can rear it’s head against any team. Instead of responding in a positive way to their recent troubles, Everton instead opted to lose this match before it even started.

Ancelotti and Seamus Coleman rightfully ripped into this squad immediately following the match. It’s understandable and even acceptable to be defeated by a superior team. But it is not acceptable to play with so little spirit and effort. They don’t even seem to possess an underdog mentality where they want to overcome the odds and surprise the better teams. Instead the mentality seems to be roll over and accept the loss the moment things don’t go their way.

Ancelotti has a lot of work to do on the squad building side, but he may have even more work to do in getting Everton into a better place mentally. No amount of quality players will improve this team if they’ve lost a match before it’s even started.

Response against Aston Villa
Given Everton’s recent performances, no one would be faulted for not looking forward to Thursday’s match against Aston Villa. But it will be interesting to see how this team responds to being called out by their manager and captain after three consecutive poor performances.

As I’ve said, there’s not much Ancelotti can do to make this team work better than it is. The options on the bench don’t exactly jump out as obvious fixes and injuries have decimated what little depth this team had in midfield and defense. It’s going to come down to how this team responds mentally. Their opponent will be an Aston Villa side that is fighting their way out of the relegation zone. Everton have no trophies or spots in Europe to play for, but they do need to show their manager, each other and their supporters that they have some mental fortitude.

Source: Published by royalbluemersey.sbnation

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Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
24 days ago

Wow perplexed

David
David
24 days ago

Not so bad

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
24 days ago

Interesting

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
24 days ago

too bad

Adeyemi Sunday
Adeyemi Sunday
24 days ago

The players should buckle up

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
24 days ago

What a game

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
24 days ago

Everton really need to work harder, congratulations to wolves

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
24 days ago

very very interesting

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
24 days ago

Well done Wolves

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
24 days ago

Not good enough

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
24 days ago

Cool

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
24 days ago

Good one for Wolves

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
24 days ago

Nice update.

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
24 days ago

Wolves up to you,Everton put more energy

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
24 days ago

Too bad

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
24 days ago

Congrats

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
24 days ago

Congrats wolves

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
24 days ago

Congrats to wolves

Amarachi
Amarachi
24 days ago

Nice one

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
24 days ago

The players should try harder

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
24 days ago

Nice one

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
24 days ago

wolves did well

Deborah folami anuoluwapo
Deborah folami anuoluwapo
24 days ago

too bad

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
24 days ago

Good

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
24 days ago

good move by Barcelona

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
24 days ago

Nice one from wolves

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
24 days ago

Interesting

Fidel chy
Fidel chy
24 days ago

Well done wolves

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
24 days ago

Well deserved victory

Kelvin Ijeh
Kelvin Ijeh
24 days ago

Nice win for wolves

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
24 days ago

Everton is blessed

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
24 days ago

Great match

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
24 days ago

This is trashing mehn

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
24 days ago

Very poor performance from Everton

Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
Okpala Izunna Emmanuel
24 days ago

Anceloti knows what to do

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
24 days ago

Nicely done by Wolves

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
24 days ago

Big congrats to wolves

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
24 days ago

Great wining

Emeka Nwankwoala
Emeka Nwankwoala
24 days ago

Really.

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
24 days ago

Ancelloti has tried on everton

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
24 days ago

Yeah, great victory

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
24 days ago

That’s so fantastic

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
24 days ago

This is not good

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
24 days ago

A well deserved victory

Ifeanyi Edmund
Ifeanyi Edmund
24 days ago

Wonderful display 👍👌

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
24 days ago

Everton work a lot of work to do

Joseph Odeigua
Joseph Odeigua
24 days ago

Nice one wolves

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
24 days ago

Interestingly interesting

James Ojochenemi Esther
James Ojochenemi Esther
24 days ago

Congrats to wolves
everton should work harder.

Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
24 days ago

I am very disappointed in Everton