I actually feel a little for him. He hit his peak in his last season at Swansea and has been declining since. He's now playing under more pressure and it seems to have sent him backwards. He often looks embarrassed and tries to hide under his shirt as he knows he's letting himself and the team down but for some reason either his body or brain or both aren't up to it at the minute. He needs a spell out of the side to maybe refocus and come back in when the team is hopefully in a better place.
I agree. For one, he's being asked to do too much. For twos, his failings have just been more obvious/easy to recognize on the teevee box, so he bears the brunt of Everton's collective failures.
I mean, it's surely not just on him. Not to excuse his play entirely, but the last thing this group of PLAYERS merits is a scapegoat. The bag of fault is deep and wide, my Transatlantic imaginary friends.