Pundit savages Frank Lampard after what he's just seen at Everton - 'it's not working'
Noel Whelan has claimed Everton must better utilise their attacking talent and be “a lot braver going forward” after winning just one of their last seven games.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Frank Lampard’s counter-attacking style is “not working” at present.
Everton’s second string fell 4-1 against Bournemouth in League Cup action on Tuesday (8 November), just days after the Merseysiders lost 2-0 against Leicester in the Premier League (5 November).
The Toffees managed just two shots on target against Brendan Rodgers’ side on Saturday and sit 16th in the Premier League after the loss.
Everton have scored just 11 goals from 14 matches, which is the third-lowest total in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the pitch, they have faced 238 shots – the most of any club.
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Lampard’s side make an immediate return to Bournemouth on Saturday (12 November) in their last game before the World Cup finals.
Whelan insisted “a lot of work needs to be done” to put things right during the six-week break from action.
He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “They’ve got to now find a happy balance because right now it’s not working.
“Sometimes you want that low block, and sometimes you’ll have to do a lot of defending – but you’ve got to hit teams at the right time and get bodies forward.
“You can’t just not utilise these attacking players and the talent they have.
“A lot of work needs to be done in that area.
“Everton fans want goals, they want exciting football. They’ve had that for years and years, but we’re just not seeing that fluidity anymore.
“With the players they have, they need to be a lot braver going forward and rely on that quality in the final third.”