Danny Mills has ripped into Everton for their defending from set plays and says that Marco Silva needs to “go back to the drawing board” to sort the issue out.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and England defender says that the Toffees have been caught out time and again from the likes of corners and free-kicks, with Burnley’s winner on Saturday the latest example.
The Clarets capitalised on a corner at Turf Moor, Jeff Hendrick heading home to seal all three points against a ten-man Everton side who had Seamus Coleman sent off.
Mills says that the Toffees are failing in one of the most basic aspects of defending and that something needs to change on the training ground to make sure they do not fall foul again in the future.
Mills told Football Insider: “Set pieces are still clearly a problem and that needs to be addressed very, very quickly.
“It’s five, six, seven, maybe more set pieces that they’ve conceded from this season. It’s one of the easiest aspects of the game to organise and stop. They need to go back to the drawing board, look at it, look at what they are doing wrong, what they can change and what they can do better and then go put it into practice.
“At the minute teams are thinking: ‘Okay, we get a corner, get a free kick, let’s put them under pressure because they are vulnerable and confidence will be low from those situations.”
Everton have conceded 13 goals in the Premier League this season, with five of those said to have come from the opposition’s set plays [Whoscored].
The Toffees find themselves sitting 18th in the top flight, with a game against Everton on the other side of the international break.