Everton’s winless run stretched to an embarrassing eight games after Thursday night’s horror show in Lyon.

The last time the Blues tasted success was back in September when Oumar Niasse downed Bournemouth.

David Unsworth’s side welcome a rebuilt Watford with promising manager Marco Silva at the helm.

The Portuguese boss showed signs of what he could do at Hull, but the damage was done before his arrival, and as much as he tried he couldn’t save an already sunken ship.

But it is his start for the Hornets that has caught the eye.

Narrowly avoiding the drop last season in 17th place prompted the club to sack Walter Mazzarri after just one season and Silva currently has his troops sitting in a respectable 8th.

But after a brave loss at Stamford Bridge and then gifting Stoke all three points at Vicarage Road in the last two fixtures there is weaknesses in the outfit, weaknesses an Everton side sitting in the relegation zone need to cash in on if they have any hope of saving this disastrous season.

Who are the visitors’ dangermen?

Former Brazilian youth international Richarlison has caught the eye since his summer move from Fluminense.

A pacey creative attacker who knows how to find the net, and with Everton’s shaky backline he will fancy his chances to add to the three Watford goals he has already scored.

One of the Blues’ biggest problems at the back is how to deal with fast players.

And that is just what Andre Gray is, the former Burnley man will be relishing the chance, if selected, to run at some of the least mobile players in the Premier League.

Team news – 

Watford will be without captain Troy Deeney after his coming together with Joe Allen last weekend earned him a three-game suspension.

Midfielder Roberto Pereyra and defenders Sebastian Prodl and Younes Kaboul will also miss out on the L4 clash due to injuries.

Michael Keane is hopeful for a return after a lay-off due to a foot problem, while players rested in midweek such as Wayne Rooney, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines are all due to re-join the squad.

Cuco Martina will be out for ‘a number of weeks after his nasty fall in Lyon.

So, out of two cups and in the bottom three, and it has only just turned November!

It’s looking grim for a team with so much expectation and promise at the start of the campaign.

But if there was ever a time to reignite a season then it is the present… this Sunday against Watford with the backing of the Goodison faithful.

Up the Toffees.

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Jeff Jones
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Sarnia Kevin

I don't understand why people think our penalty was "dodgy". Lennon was brought down in the area (like he was in the previous game for no reward). Raheem Sterling and others have been winning penalties for years by falling over in the area from little or no contact.

Like most penalties, there had been no real scoring opportunity, but he was fouled. Maybe not intentionally, but fouled. So, penalty.

Eggs
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Hibbo

Did Pickford get a touch on that penalty or did Cleverly just totally miss?

..it was the worst penalty at that end since John Wark killed a duck in Stanley Park.

Jr. Yanik
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Hibbo

Did Pickford get a touch on that penalty or did Cleverly just totally miss?

Legend says Oumar Niasse channeled ancient Senegalese spirits to push the ball wide left of the post.

But Pickford had it covered ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Hibbo
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BigBlueConk

I exagerated mate. If Pickford had arms like Mr Tickle he had a chance, but it was wider than it looked.

Yeah I just posted to prove you were right, There is daylight between his hand and the ball. From front on i thought he got a touch on it.

BigBlueConk
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Hibbo

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I exagerated mate. If Pickford had arms like Mr Tickle he had a chance, but it was wider than it looked.

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