That was one of the best Everton performances in a while.
I’m not saying it was good, it was genuinely awful yet again, but it’s still one of the better games. Which is a damning indictment as for huge portions of the game we were outworked and outperformed by a genuinely awful Millwall side who managed to secure a good win against a Premier League side, if not for much longer.
Like I said in my pre-match comments, there was absolutely no chance Everton would win the cup this season, as we were quite possibly the weakest Premier League side left, and plenty of EFL clubs could have easily given us a run for our money, much like Millwall did. And Millwall aren’t even a good Championship side. At least we have found our level.
Mr Silva has a tremendous job on his hands, and I, like every sensible Evertonian, stand by comments of absolute support for the boss. However bad this may seem, having the season be over in January rather than May is somewhat relieving, as I can retire to my life of watching golf come Thursday to Sunday, and semi-regularly attending University lectures.
Jordan Pickford - 5
Very poor positioning for the first Millwall goal, but made a key save that was sadly negated as Cooper threw the ball into his net for the equaliser midway through the second period.
Sèamus Coleman - 6
Slightly better from Sèamus, but it is still a Millwall winger that he’s managed to scrape past, so there are limited credits available to give to the Irishman for that one.
However, his play going forward was much improved and looked to be a step quicker than in recent weeks.
Michael Keane - 4
Not much to do for the central defensive partnership(s) today as Millwall’s only two real chances were converted.
Now that I think about it, that isn’t great, is it.
Yerry Mina - 3
Looked shaky on the ball, was promptly injured and taken off at half-time. A fleeting showing, Yerry, but we will not forget it.
Lucas Digne - 7
The two fullbacks at least turned up to play today, as Digne was as dangerous as ever from the left-flank.
Idrissa Gana Gueye - 3
Gana cannot survive in Mr Silva’s team for much longer, as he seems to be getting worse and worse on the ball as life goes on.
Ran ragged by an admittedly gritty Millwall midfield, Gueye must seriously improve his game lest he will see the door not to PSG, but to West Ham.
André Gomes - 4
Another poor game for André who is probably going to need a few more hugs come Monday evening.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - 1
A player who must be on the chopping block come summer, Gylfi Sigurdsson has endured the sharpest downturn in form I’ve ever seen from an Everton player.
Richarlison - 1
Richarlison has been one of Everton’s weakest link for a long time now, and he may have cost his ‘father figure’ his job with plenty of crucial mistakes tonight, regardless of a stuffy goal or not.
Ademola Lookman - 4
A decent, if fleeting, display from Lookman who was in and out of the game more often that poor internet.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 2
Yet another chance slips by Dom to make the shirt his own, and Cenk Tosun’s introduction did not help his chances.
Kurt Zouma – 2
A defensive pairing amassing a collective height of well over twelve feet should not be so soft in their conceding of set-pieces.
Cenk Tosun – 8
Beyond his goal, which was extremely calmly taken, Cenk’s all around hold up play was the best it has been for months. A shoo-in for the next Premier League game, who I genuinely have no idea is against, and I genuinely don’t care, believe it or not.
Theo Walcott – N/A