The Clarets edged past Wolves to take seven points from the nine available since Sean Dyche’s controversial sacking, which has cranked up the pressure on Lampard. Plans to contact PGMOL are a clear sign of the frustration at Goodison Park after a performance that could have seen them take something from Anfield.
Everton were issued an apology by chief of referees Mike Riley when they were not awarded a penalty in a narrow 1-0 loss to Man City last month. It did not translate to points on the board, however, and despite having a game in hand to make up the two-point gap on Burnley, getting something from that match is far from guaranteed.
A tough assignment against Lampard’s former team, Chelsea, is up next and the Toffees will hope to have their safety sewn up before a tricky final-day trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates.