Danny Mills has been left frustrated with the lack of consistency shown by Everton this season after showing so much promise heading into the new campaign.

The former Manchester City and England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Toffees have shown the potential they possess at times so far but that they always seem to take a backwards step not long after.

Marco Silva and his men head into the international break sitting 18th in the table, ahead of only Watford and Norwich City, having won just two of their opening eight games in the Premier League.

With Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley their fourth successive loss in the top flight, Mills insists that changes are on the cards at Goodison Park, insisting that everyone had been expecting things to click into gear by now.

Mills told Football Insider: “Everton, you can see the potential, it just hasn’t quite clicked. We’re just waiting for that to happen, there have been games where there’s been a lot of promise, you think they’ve turned the corner and then they take a step backwards.

“It’s just finding the balance and the best way to play with these players. It’s not quite happening at the moment. It’s been a season of promise and they quite clearly haven’t delivered. 

“You look at it on paper, they’ve got a good squad of players. They’re just finding it difficult to find that rhythm and find that consistency.” 

Everton saw Seamus Coleman sent off in Saturday’s defeat at Turf Moor, meaning the Republic of Ireland is set to be suspended for the Toffees’ next league game against West Ham at Goodison Park.

They may also be missing Fabian Delph after the midfielder was confirmed to have picked up a muscle injury, forcing him out of the England squad.

In other news, Mills has ripped into some “vulnerable” Everton stars and says they need to go “back to the drawing board.”