Finally back to winning ways at Goodison Park after what seems like a lifetime. We started in the same way as we finished against Manchester United, unfortunately, and it took some time for us to grow into the game but once we did we looked positive and exciting once again.
There were some standout performers that will give manager Ronald Koeman a headache going into the weekend, such as Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin, but more importantly is how the system was a standard 4-3-3, without a ‘Number Ten’. We played a straight bank of three midfielders in Davies, Klaassen and Besic and Davies was often the furthest one forward but he was by no means the playmaker.
So, does Koeman persist with the system he’s been drilling into the team since the start of pre-season or does he adapt to what he’s just seen has worked?
My two cents is that we looked a million dollars in the second half, going forward especially, so I would stick with that system for Bournemouth.
Here is the team I want to see against Bournemouth…