ive been saying this and get multiple flak from ppl... is not just everton , the thing you saw applies to every other team in the EPL outside of those big six teams, the gap between quality makes the league an actual 2 side league. the cream of the crop, the elite and rich teams hire real stars and play delightful football, very very few journeymen are hired among those teams, the 2nd league is full of "pace" RUN" hoofball and the so praised "phisicality" footie, AKA the crap teams ... look the uefa europe league perfomanes of british teams OUTSIDE the big six teams... pathetic, spain has villareal/atheltic sevilla (if you want to put em there). italy has rome/napoli/atalanta (they used to NOT be a champions team until recently), germany has redbull/frankfurt.. etc etc.. EPL has.. kk thx bye.You're right, watched the Chelsea v United game after ours against Brentford and it was like watching a completely different sport.
the lesser teams are horrendous and crap. and it only will get worse.