With the sacking of Rafa Benitez, Everton find themselves with a lot of unsatisfactory issues around the club. After a defeat to lowly Norwich, and without a win in four, the Toffees sit 16th in the table, and are massively underachieving in terms of the expectations of the fans.
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has suggested Sean Dyche could be a good fit to manage Everton amid mounting pressure on current boss Rafa Benitez. Dyche, manager at Burnley since 2012, has enjoyed six consecutive seasons in the Premier League after gaining promotion back to the top flight from the Championship in 2016.
A protest is overshadowing Everton's clash with Arsenal tonight, with fans urged to walk out after 27 minutes - in protest of 27 years without a trophy. Ahead of the game under the lights at Goodison, our reporters have been in the streets of Liverpool, asking fans for their opinions on the planned protest.
Everton have offered “full support” to manager Rafael Benitez following the departure of director of football Marcel Brands. Brands' exit from his post was confirmed in the late hours of Sunday night.
There seems to be an air of inevitability for Rafa Benitez as the Merseyside derby looms on Wednesday night. Just two years ago, a desperately struggling Everton came into the derby in December already sleepwalking towards the relegation zone.
The Merseyside derby is one of English Football's biggest fixtures and rivalries. Dubbed "The Friendly derby", it used to be one of the only derbies that did not enforce segregation in stadiums, allowing Blues and Reds fans to gather together.
Another Merseyside derby takes place this week - the 239th clash. But this one will carry a little more meaning as former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez sits in the opposite dugout at Goodison Park for the first one since he joined Everton.
An impressive first-half from Everton Under 23s was enough to defeat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 thanks to goals from Lewis Dobbin and Reece Welch at Goodison Park. A few familiar Everton faces in James Vaughan, David Weir and Leighton Baines watched on from the stands as the hosts moved up into 8th place.
Everton fans have solidified their support for manager Rafa Benitez despite Sunday's defeat to Manchester City. With Everton struggling to put together any type of form, it begs the question if Benitez is the right man for the job.