Allardyce turns on players after 1-0 defeat v Watford as he shows signs of Everton pressure
Everton fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Watford on Saturday in the Premier League giving the Toffees their 12th defeat of the season.
Sam Allardyce’s side were returning to league action following an FA Cup induced break from which they had already been eliminated.
But instead of looking refreshed and reenergized after their spell away from competitive action they looked stale and short of ideas going forward.
A Troy Deeney goal for the home side resigned the Blues to yet another defeat in the league but after the game, Allardyce chose to point the finger of blame at his players rather than shoulder it himself.
Big Sam said, as quoted in the Liverpool Echo: “They get the ball and pass it, not me.
“So, if you get the ball and move it forward to one of your front men, your front men get in the game and they attack the other teams defence. But you can’t blame me if they don’t pass the ball to each other.”
It would seem that from the comments made by the Blues boss that he is beginning to feel the heat.
Everton supporters have been unimpressed with the style of play they are seeing under Allardyce who took over from Ronald Koeman in October.
Many of whom are unhappy with the defensive style of play and the long-ball tactics which he continually deploys on the opposition.
Despite their inconsistent form, the Toffees have an opportunity to jump to eighth in the Premier League table on Saturday with a victory against Burnley, if results elsewhere go their way.
In other Everton news, £55,000-per-week player must be binned – Three things learnt about Everton in loss v Watford.