Player Valuation: £35m
Welcome back Gomes, only been gone 18 months.
Needs to not be used as a holding midfielder. Its just not his thing. did really well yesterday, getting forward, crisp passing and a great assist for DCLs goal.
Yeah I'd play Digne left mid too, like against Wolves but we could play Ritchie right mid instead of Iwobi. I like the idea of James playing off DCL as a 10
This is why stats don't work in football.
The past two games have seen him pushing up more, you never saw him around the box in the past. In the past two games he has been in a position to put a cross in and his natural quality has provided dividends for us.
I don't want him anywhere in our half as he is too slow and may as well not be there.
Yeah I have thought that for a while, he is much better further up the pitch for me.
I know his stats are not great (I don't do stats) but he can pick a pass and has a decent shot on him on the rare times he gets a shot off. He gets a little bit more time on the ball further up the pitch too.
The thing with Gomes is he can’t deal with any kind of press - goes completely missing. Man U game being good example.
When he comes on as sub, inevitably intensity of game has dropped. Players don’t close down as quick, gives him bit of extra time, which obviously suits him.
He did OK last night, great ball for goal but they didn’t put in a single tackle. No pressure on the ball, we could what we want.
He has to effect PL games when he starts, not just 20 min cameos.
Adblocking on an Everton fan site is kopite behaviour! ;)
We understand and appreciate why you use Ad-blocking software, but we ask that you kindly consider disabling your Ad-block for GrandOldTeam. We're a fan site ran by fans, for fans. GrandOldTeam costs over £7,000 per year and we rely on our ad revenue to keep the site sustainable. We work hard to ensure our ads aren't instrusive. If you can't or don't wish to disable your Ad-block, please consider upgrading your account for the cost of a pint a month here. Thank You.