Everton were thought to be a contender for a ‘Top six’ finish after a busy summer transfer window, but things went completely opposite under Ronald Koeman who had a disastrous inception of the Premier League campaign that resulted in a dismissal. The Toffees, however, made significant progress since Sam Allardyce’s arrival and a series of steady outcomes brought them back in the top-half of the league tally. But things have not been pretty favourable for the Blue half of Merseysider who failed to grab a win in past five outings across all competitions and suffered three back-to-back defeats including a late heartbreak against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round tie.

The Toffees, however, were desperate to be back to winning ways and despite a tough away fixture against mighty Tottenham Hotspur, Everton were tipped to put up a decent show, unlike their Goodison meeting which ended in a shambolic 3-0 defeat for the Merseysiders. They were upbeat following the arrival of Turkish striking sensation Cenk Tosun who made his debut this evening at Wembley with a view to ending their goal drought in absence of a prolific goal-scorer.

The fixture, however, proved to be another one-sided encounter as Everton failed to match Spurs brilliance and suffered a disastrous 4-0 defeat against the high-flying North London heavyweights.

Below are the Everton players rated from their defeat against Spurs.

Jordan Pickford: 5

Made some decent but could have done little to stop any of…

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