Everton entertained Chelsea at Goodison Park earlier today as they hoped to secure a good result in front of their home fans in the Premier League. The Toffees made a solid start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.
The Merseyside club began the second half well and took the lead in the 54th minute when Abdoulaye Doucoure found the back of the net. Lewis Dobbin ended up sealing the win for Everton when he scored in injury time. The contest ended with Sean Dyche’s men earning an impressive 2-0 win at home.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player fared during the clash against the Blues.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 7.5/10
The English keeper made a few crucial saves at the back.
RB: Ashley Young – 6.5/10
He made one important interception at the back but was a bit untidy with his ball distribution. Young was replaced in the 40th minute.
CB: James Tarkowski – 7/10
Tarkowski cleared the danger when needed and did enough to secure a clean sheet.
CB: Jarrad Branthwaite – 7/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field.
LB: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 8/10
Mykolenko performed his defensive duties really well but lacked quality in the opponent’s half.
RW: Jack Harrison – 7/10
He caused a lot of headaches for his marker on the right flank but has got nothing to show for his efforts.
CM: Idrissa Gueye – 6.5/10
Gueye put in a solid display in the first half and was substituted at the half-time break.
CM: James Garner – 7/10
Garner offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but offered very little in the final third.
LM: Dwight McNeil – 7.5/10
McNeil was a constant menace in the Chelsea half but failed to register a goal today.
CAM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – 7.5/10
He was not shy of having a strike at goal and was responsible for scoring the all-important opener in the 54th minute.
ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 6.5/10
Calvert-Lewin caught the eye at times but never looked like he would score.
RB: Nathan Patterson – 7/10
He was a solid presence inside his half.
CM: Amadou Onana – 7/10
Onana added some energy to Dyche’s midfield.
ST: Beto – 6.5/10
He had a couple of lively moments in the final third.
LW: Lewis Dobbin – N/A
Dobbin killed the game off in injury time.