Everton v QPR - Player ratings

Clive Brunskill

After a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Hoops at Goodison Park, here's our take on how the players performed.

Joel Robles - 6

QPR failed to get a shot on target during the 90 minutes, meaning it was one of the most comfortable afternoons Joel will have all season.

Seamus Coleman - 8

Coleman is in the form of his life at present and is rapidly becoming the complete full-back, with a sound defensive positioning, immense stamina and an increasingly deadly eye for goal. It's four goals in six and six goals in total for the season now for the Irishman.

Antolin Alcaraz 7

The first six months of the season may have been a write-off, but Alcaraz has shown little signs of rustiness since coming into the team. He once again put in a composed display at the back that bodes well for the rest of the campaign.

John Stones - 9

Most Everton fans were already aware of how highly rated Stones is by the Everton coaching staff, but his recent displays suggest he has the potential to surpass even the most optimistic of expectations. Once again he displayed a calmness and assurance belying his young years, suggesting he is a star in the making.

Bryan Oviedo - 8

12 months ago the absence of Leighton Baines from the starting line-up would be greeted with nervous groans from the stands. But Oviedo's recent form means the England man is not missed as much as he might have been previously. The Costa Rican set-up two and was the man brought down for the missed penalty, as well as looking composed at the back.

Gareth Barry - 7

Barry is now a vital cog in the Everton midfield, doing the dirty work with the minimum of fuss and proving a steadying influence on younger heads around him.

James McCarthy - 7

That £13million price tag looks more of a bargain with each passing week and once again the Ireland international helped Everton maintain possession and set-up attacks.

Leon Osman - 7

Captain for the day, Osman appears to have shrugged off that horrible mistake against Sunderland on Boxing Day and was back to his usual self today, though he perhaps should have done better with an opportunity early in the first half.

Steven Naismith - 7

Some of the crowd appeared ready to jump on Naismith's back but thankfully he gave them no reason to after another energetic display. He may not be the most naturally gifted player in the squad, but his work-rate means he will be an asset between now and May.

Ross Barkley - 8

QPR simply couldn't handle him. Barkley's progress is rapidly gathering pace and he ran the show at times today, his finely taken goal capping another impressive display.

Nikica Jelavic - 8

It was a welcome return to goalscoring form for a player who is still held in high regard by the Goodison faithful despite his woeful run of form. He should have had a hat-trick that would have capped off the day, but either way this game may well be his final farewell.

Subs:

Tony Hibbert (Coleman 82) - 6

Johnny Heitinga (Barry 82) - 6

Kevin Mirallas (Barkley 89 - 6

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