Sam Allardyce has sought to offer an explanation as to why Davy Klaassen isn’t getting a look-in at Everton.

The £23.6m summer signing from Ajax has been frozen out at Everton with just six minutes of playing time in Everton’s victory over Brighton last month his only Premier League exposure since he started against Bournemouth in September.

Allardyce: “We’re still playing Tom Davies at 19 and bringing Beni Baningime on at 19 years old, and we are without Gylfi Sigurdsson who can play there.

“Davy Klaassen is still an anomaly to me, as to will he or won’t he?

“If I had the opportunity to play him I would, but I haven’t because I’ve got to win. So I don’t have the luxury of saying ‘go on, give it a go lad!’ because if we lose it’s me that gets the stick.

“So if I haven’t got that luxury. If the opportunity comes along for anybody, be it through injury or suspension, hopefully he can show us what he’s got.”

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Latchford Lark
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Tez Sam Allardyce, a short story. After the Brighton game: "It's my job to absorb the pressure away from the players and take the stick." Curb Your Enthusiasm music: After the Arsenal game: "It doesn't matter what system I pick, it's up to the players. I can show them but it's up to the players." After the Spurs game: "Too many of the players decided not to defend any more. But for Jordan Pickford it could have been more and I'm disappointed in the professionalism of the players" After the Watford game: "It's the players' responsibility at the end of… Read more »
nsno-chris
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Tez Sam Allardyce, a short story. After the Brighton game: "It's my job to absorb the pressure away from the players and take the stick." Curb Your Enthusiasm music: After the Arsenal game: "It doesn't matter what system I pick, it's up to the players. I can show them but it's up to the players." After the Spurs game: "Too many of the players decided not to defend any more. But for Jordan Pickford it could have been more and I'm disappointed in the professionalism of the players" After the Watford game: "It's the players' responsibility at the end of… Read more »
nsno-chris
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Just watched this again: klaassen, vlasic and lookman all in the team playing well and all of a sudden they are pushed aside. Would love to see klaassen and vlasic in the first team against Swansea instead of those Donkeys Rooney and Bolasie

Lid?? Sunderland, really??

zzr45
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Just watched this again: klaassen, vlasic and lookman all in the team playing well and all of a sudden they are pushed aside. Would love to see klaassen and vlasic in the first team against Swansea instead of those Donkeys Rooney and Bolasie

That’ll be Sunderland reserves that are on their way to League One..

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Can't stand fat sam, but Klaassen is useless to us, looks like a toddler escaped onto the pitch.

Which game was that? I can't remember him ever playing. I must've missed it.