Everton: 3 things we learned from toothless 1-0 loss to Brentford

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Salomon Rondon’s continuously poor performances since joining Everton

This one is difficult because Salomon Rondon has become almost like a scapegoat for Everton’s abysmal performances recently, but in this game, the Venezuelan forward should’ve scored his first goal for the Toffees, but after multiple missed chances Rondon has left fans frustrated with the 32-year olds ability to lead the line is questionable.

Even if Rondon was signed as a third option striker, he still can’t perform to a high enough standard even when given limited game time, to the point where young players like Ellis Simms or Lewis Dobbin should probably be given a chance, as they will provide a lot more energy and pace than Rondon, and would probably produce better results in front of goal too.

Rondon had four shots, with two being on target and two being off, and even though that tally is good for a striker, with all four shots being located inside of the penalty box, the two shots on target shots were aimed right at Brentford goalkeeper Álvaro Fernàndez. Besides those two shots, Rondon, who is supposed to be a physical striker, lost nine duels, only winning three as he was easily handled by the Brentford defence.

It’s safe to say fans are already reaching their limit with Rondon.