Marco Silva admits his Everton side were lacking creativity in Saturday’s draw against Huddersfield but hopes that will improve when players return from injury.
The Toffees, who are priced at 19.00 to win the Carabao Cup, have made an unbeaten start to the campaign but too many draws have left them feeling frustrated as they head off for the international break.
Saturday’s home clash with Huddersfield ended in their third draw of the season and Silva feels his side lacked creativity.
Silva said: “There was a lack of creativity in the last moment. We can do fast things, but our players have to think in a different way as well.”
His appointment over the summer brought a feeling of optimism back to Goodison Park and his dealings in the transfer market helped to raise expectation levels too.
However, the majority of his new arrivals have been unable to make their debuts after spending time in the treatment room.
Andre Gomes, Bernard and Yerry Mina have yet to feature in the Premier League, while the likes of Idrissa Gueye, James McCarthy and Michael Keane are also currently unavailable.
Silva is hoping to get some of that group fit during the international break as he looks to address their current issues.
He added: “I think the international break is important for us.
We didn’t have a lot of solutions on the bench to find creativity, and I hope in the next 10 to 15 days some of the players can return to the sessions to help us.”