Everton picked up three crucial points at home as they edged out Bournemouth by 2-0 in a hard-fought contest at Goodison Park. Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were on target for the Toffees as they helped their side to their 8th win of the season. This victory also takes the Merseyside club back into the top ten as Bournemouth remains on the 12th spot in the Premier League table.
Here is how the Everton players were rated in their gritty win vs Bournemouth.
Jordan Pickford: 7
Made a number of good saves throughout the match and finished with a well-deserved clean sheet.
Seamus Coleman: 6
Was back in the starting lineup and had an excellent first half. Lacked his composure in the second half though.
Michael Keane: 7
Dominated the opposition forwards and dished out a determined performance to guard his goal well.
Kurt Zouma: 8
Brilliant at the back, lethal up front. Opened the scoring with a well-taken attempt to beat Asmir Begovic. Kept his side out of harm’s way with clean tackles and interceptions.
Lucas Digne: 7
Kept pressing with his darting runs down the left as he got the better of the Bournemouth players on a number of occasions. Supplied a brilliant ball for Zouma to open the scoring. Backtracking was also good.
Idrissa Gueye: 7
Another solid performance from Everton’s midfield general.
Andre Gomes: 7
Fought hard for the ball in the middle of the pitch and won most of the encounters.
Ademola Lookman: 8
A brilliant decision by Marco Silva to start with the young Englishman as he ran riot in the Bournemouth defence and delivered a number of lethal balls into the danger area, which resulted in the second goal of the match.
Gylfi Sigurdsson: 6
A calm and composed performance from the Iceland international.
The Brazilian seems to be finally coming of age as he deceived the Bournemouth defenders on a number of occasions to get the ball into the danger area.
Looked lethal on a few occasions but was dealt well by the Bournemouth defence.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 7
Was brought on as a replacement but sealed the match with his first shot on goal in the stoppage time from a pinpoint pass by Ademola Lookman.
Theo Walcott: 6
Did well in his short stint on the pitch.
Yerry Mina: NA
Played too little to warrant a rating.