Player Ratings vs Villa 07/16

Richarlison 5

Put in a good cross at one point, but otherwise had a quiet if not underwhelming game. Has to do more.


Seems like his form has really dipped recently. You would think the DCL from the beginning of Carlo’s time would have finished inside the six but pulled it wide today.

Bernard 5

Does a decent job of tracking back as well as stretching play with cross-field passes. Other than that, doesn’t have the speed on the wing to take defenders on, nor does he possess the strength to really keep the ball.

Gomes 6

Looked good at times – the assist to Walcott for Everton’s lone goal of the game – but lacks the pace to run with forwards. Too many poor giveaways and too many fouls committed, but pulls out an assist and all is…forgiven?

Davies 5

Davies’ problem is that he hangs on to the ball too long, which allows defenders to put him under pressure, which leads to poor pass after poor pass. Still not sure why he is starting, but his form has picked up a bit since the beginning of the restart.

Iwobi 5

Another player who is streaky during games. Looked good when he turned Targett to get a cross in, but often lacks quality in the final third and is sluggish at odd periods in the game.

Digne 4

His set pieces must be more accurate, and he needs to take shots when he’s given the chance. Had two looks at goal today, passes one and waited too long to shoot the other. Poor awareness led to a gorgeous chance for El Ghazi. Lucky it didn’t lead to a second goal.

Holgate N/A

Another injury; hope this won’t become a trend…

Keane 6

One lapse led Konsa running right by him gifting Villa a goal. Otherwise had a solid performance. Several key blocks and sturdy as ever clearing crosses out of the box.

Coleman 5

Everton’s poor run of form has been affecting the captain. Currently in a spell of quiet games. Made a handful of runs into space but needs to impact the games more.

Pickford 5

Good quick distribution sparked some offensive movement, but only faced two shots on net (one of which went in...)

Gordon 5 (62-minute substitute)

Lively presence when he was subbed on. Brough bursts of pace to a game lacking any semblance of a spark but failed to use that pace to create any real chances.

Walcott 7 (62-minute substitute)

Came on and immediately caused trouble on the left wing. Several cutting passes that led to opportunities and salvaged what was otherwise a dismal Everton performance with his 87’ goal.

Kean N/A/4 (73-minute substitute)

Failed to really contribute to the game…again. Would love to see him start in the final two games of the season to see what he can do.

Gylfi N/A/5 (73-minute substitute)

Won a corner and made a couple nice passes but didn’t make much happen as a late-game substitute.