Everton’s top scorer for the season is summer signing Demarai Gray, with only five goals. Fellow striker Richarlison has four to his name and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and youngster Anthony Gordon have three goals each.
The five goals Gray has managed to register places him as the top scorer with the lowest tally of goals in the Premier League.
The front line have been more than disappointing this Premier League campaign, only registering 29 goals, with an average of 1.07 a game. These statistics rank them at 16th in the league.
Loanee signing Donny van de Beek from Manchester United has also failed to hit the ground running at Everton. So far the Dutchman has made six appearances and hasn’t contributed a single goal or assist. As one of the statement signings of The Toffee’s January transfer window, Lampard and Everton would’ve hoped for a bigger impact.
This sentiment also applies to fellow January transfer Dele Alli. The former Tottenham midfielder and two-time PFA Young Player of the Year winner has also played six times for Everton, but has no goal or assist to his name.
The inconsistency in the front line and lack of a top striker doesn’t allow The Toffees to overturn the deficit of the high volume of goals conceded. Everton also lacks the ability to kill off games, failing to score over three goals in any Premier League match this season.