Everton are gaining steam everyone, look out! In the last three matches at Goodison Park, Everton took seven out of nine points.
Wins against Chelsea, Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool have Everton and their fans feeling great! This has been a great turn of events for Marco Silva as well. After failing miserably against the “Top six” clubs all season, Silva now has some momentum heading into the end of season and off-season.
This is the Everton side all Evertonians were expecting to see this season. Unfortunately, it has not played out this way but Everton are in the potential battle for finishing in 7th place and a Europa League spot.
Everton manhandled Arsenal today. Arsenal were lucky the score wasn’t 5-0. Moving forward, Everton need to be making more of their chances to put teams away and to relax the crowd a bit as well.
Evertonians are flying high right now and that’s a great thing. When the crowd is behind the players, Everton can be an unbeatable side. With Manchester United scheduled to visit Goodison Park soon, we need to keep that atmosphere and momentum going.
Now let’s take a look at a few findings from the Everton vs Arsenal match.
The Captain Comes Through
A late scratch from Keane due to sickness saw Phil Jagielka return to the starting XI. It turned out to be a great addition as Jags ended up scoring the deciding goal of the match.
Jagielka is still a valuable part for Everton and Sunday was a great example of that. He brings experience off the bench and can hold his own even without playing a ton of minutes.
Gomes and Gana Have Been Superb
Over the last few matches, Andreé Gomes and Gana Gueye have seemed to found their form together. Gana is disrupting everything in the middle of the pitch while Gomes is powering the Everton attack forward.
This brings into question whether Everton should keep both players as the starting midfielders next season.
Richarlison and Coleman Are Solid on the Right
Ever since Richarlison switched over to the right side of the pitch, Coleman’s performances have been fantastic and it continued against Arsenal.
Richarlison’s high work rates help Coleman out on defence and protects him as he has lost a step. But together they seem to have a good understand and Coleman continues to motivate and push Richarlison to keep moving.
Once Again, DCL Shines
It seems like this is an inclusion after every match now. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is blossoming before our eyes. He held this Everton line today and bullied the Arsenal back three. He was fantastic in aerial duels and link up play.
All DCL needs to do it add goals to his game which is easier said than done. But the potential is starting to shine through.