Match Thread Everton v Leicester City - Preview, Report and MotM Poll

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Blue Roo

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....Walcott isn’t performing well but he continues to get into good goalscoring positions. Nobody else provides that level of threat from the right side. When fit, Lookman prefers to be left sided but rarely pops up in the box when the ball is on the other flank. Walcott not scoring regularly is noticeable because he’s continually getting on the end of chances.
Not convinced.
Why not put Rico on right, DCL through middle and either Lookman or Bernard on left.
You'd have the left be able to hold the ball to set up Rico on left via Gomes and Sig - the go to pattern of play really.

Is Rico better than Walcott doing this - yes, much better if given the time.
He's getting battered but in the space Walcott gets he would thrive.

So why is Silva persisting?
Just maybe bc there is some pulling power within this team Marco is not willing get get control of.
For example, is Rico demanding he plays on the left if he plays wing.

If Silva is looking for a three prong counter of Ric, DCL, Theo - its a mistake.
He needs a Mahrez like player up front to set up the others - we have either Lookman, Bernard or Gomes to do this.
Don't think he knows what to do with the cards he's been dealt.
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