Everton’s inner troubles under Rafa Benitez include Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s inconsistency, the Yerry Mina deal, Harry Souttar’s interest, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s inconsistency.
Everton, under David Moyes, were not immune to the odd battering.
Two thrashings at the hands of Arsenal, one at Manchester City and the other at Benfica, will linger in the mind for a long time.
Others, though, were present.
Moyes’ teams shipped five or more goals in a single game seven times during his 518 appearances as Blues manager, but worryingly, Everton have been struck for five or six goals ten times since he departed Goodison in 2013, the most recent being a nasty awakening for new boss Rafa Benitez.
Seven losses in a decade, then ten in eight years.
As a result, the tendency lends credence to the notion that Benitez inherited a culture and mentality problem, a determination that has deteriorated since Moyes’ departure for Manchester United.
He lost 6-3 and 5-2, as well as a 5-0 and a 5-2, which cost him his job.
Even in a temporary role, unable to keep the club together, could not avert a 5-1 thrashing in the Europa League.
“The way we capitulated is simply unacceptable, and the players are well aware of this,” he stated on that bleak November evening in 2017.
However, it’s a quote that could be applied to any of the previous or subsequent beatings.
The soon-to-be relegated Swansea City used tactics that were rewarded with a 5-1 thrashing against Arsenal.
Everton lost 6-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur just before Christmas, and then 5-2 at Anfield on his final night in command.
Everton were tough to beat during Duncan Ferguson’s brief tenure as manager, but he was sacked after a 5-0 thrashing at the Etihad Stadium.
The same theme has run through each defeat. Every one of them has been humiliating. Everton has shown such little opposition each time.
The most recent of Moyes’ thrashings occurred in Portugal in 2009, when a patched-up defense, which included a debut for, was rendered powerless in the Europa League.
Martinez, who was given the keys of a defensively sound team, avoided any thrashings in his first season and commanded the league’s third-best defense.
He also avoided any heavy during his final season, but Everton conceded 55 goals that season, and he was fired.
Every season has, on both sides. “The summary has come to an end.”