Despite spending huge sum in the transfer market last summer, Everton are still 13 points behind where they finished at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The signings have proved to be disastrous as Ronald Koeman paid the price heavily by getting the axe in October last year. However, Sam Allardyce did steady the ship but he has instilled an uninspiring and dull style of play which is absolutely not pleasing to the eye.
The current Everton has a lot of loopholes and Allardyce—should he stay beyond summer—must address them to achieve a top-six finish next season. That said; here is the dream Everton lineup to play next campaign.
Everton Dream XI
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Pickford has been amazing between the sticks for Everton this season. His top displays haven’t gone unnoticed and in few years’ time, Pickford would be England’s no.1
Seamus Coleman (RB)
Having returned recently from a nasty leg-break, Coleman has been his own self, marauding up and down the right flank. He is a reliable presence at right-back and he will have no fear of losing his place next season.
Ashley Williams (CB)
Everton’s major problem this season has been their sandcastle defence and the presence of experienced Ashley Williams hasn’t helped the team’s cause. He has struggled to maintain the consistency levels but will get another shot next season to rediscover his form.
Jonny Evans (CB)
Evans has been phenomenal for West Brom that has seen him garner a lot of attention from top Premier League clubs. Everton should look to sign him as West Brom are destined for the drop this season, meaning the player will be available for a fee of just £3million.
Leighton Baines (LB)
Baines has been a terrific servant for the Toffees since signing from Wigan in 2007. After somewhat failing to get on top this season, the 33-year-old would look to come out all guns blazing next campaign.
Morgan Schneiderlin (CM)
Schneiderlin has underperformed at Everton but has come good in the last few games. The Frenchman screens the defence and adds a lot of energy in the midfield.
Idrissa Gueye (CM)
Starting alongside Schneiderlin in the middle of the park will be Gueye. Gueye is a top tackler and helps Everton tick in the attack.
Marc Albrighton (RW)
A steady performer for Leicester, Albrighton would add a lot of pace and trickery to the current Everton squad.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (CAM)
Record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is yet to find his feet at Everton. The Iceland midfielder has been on the sidelines since damaging his knee in the game against Brighton. He is expected to return before the end of the season but the next campaign would be a massive one for Sigurdsson.
Theo Walcott (LW)
What an impact Walcott has had since joining Everton from Arsenal! The winger has added a lot of pace and directness to Everton’s game which was sorely lacking. He is proving to be a shrewd acquisition and all credit to Allardyce for snapping him from the Gunners.
Cenk Tosun (ST)
Ruthless and relentless, Cenk Tosun is enjoying life at Everton since moving from Besiktas in January. The Turkey striker is lethal in front of goal and has displayed glimpses of his class. But in order to achieve consistency, Tosun would need a full season.