Scotland Premiership

Koeman jokes he's in a 'crisis' amid Everton's poor form

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Everton manager Ronald Koeman joked that he is in the midst of a crisis after the team's disappointing start to the season following an outlay of nearly $200 million on players this summer.

Everton is in 16th place in the 20-team English Premier League after eight games and is without a win in two Europa League group matches this season.

Everton faces Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday, before league games against Arsenal and Leicester sandwich a League Cup match against Chelsea. Asked if he was four results from a crisis, Koeman said: "Maybe I'm in the crisis?"