Everton were held to a 1-1 draw against West Ham and the London Stadium this afternoon.
In a game that was largely devoid of quality, West Ham got the lead shortly before half-time through Issa Diop.
The French centre-back got the final touch on a Robert Snodgrass free-kick from the right side of the area to send the ball past Jordan Pickford.
Everton were able to equalise several minutes later though, sending the teams into the break at level score.
Lucas Digne’s corner was met by Mason Holgate’s head, and his flick on came straight into the path of the onrushing Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who guided the ball with his head past returning Hammer Darren Randolph.
Carlo Ancelotti will likely have been left disappointed with the standard of the performance from his side, but it will all serve to further help him establish how he must change his side next summer.
Here are our player ratings from Everton’s latest Premier League fixture:
Jordan Pickford: 7
Pickford had a very mixed game. He looked shaky at times, while he also pulled off some excellent saves. Still, his quality was on display.
Seamus Coleman: 6
Coleman was exposed for much of the first half and, with his pace waning, he struggled to cope with West Ham’s speed.
Sidibe’s introduction stabilised the situation however, and the Irishman benefitted from the support.
Yerry Mina: 6
Mina didn’t have a great game, and it didn’t look as if the rest he received last week really payed off.
Shaky and physically bested by Sebastien Haller on numerous occasions, Mina wasn’t up to his usual standards.
Mason Holgate: 8
Holgate is a player and a half, truly. Everton’s best player on the day, the centre-back has so much poise and his ability to read the game is instrumental to Everton’s defensive tactics.
I told you so, folks.
Lucas Digne: 6
Sometimes the Frenchman was blunted in his offensive efforts, and that was disappointing.
Having lost both Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison, the Blues needed Digne to provide an attacking outlet, and he didn’t really do that enough.
Theo Walcott: 5
Walcott’s possession was sloppy and his delivery wasn’t up to scratch, unfortunately.
The former Arsenal man cannot maintain any sense of consistency, and his early substitution in the second half could be a marker of how Ancelotti views the wide man.
Tom Davies: 5
Wasteful in possession and not able to impose himself, Davies’ impact wasn’t felt anywhere as much as it has in previous weeks. Disappointing showing from him.
Fabian Delph: 5
Delph is far too ineffectual at containing West Ham’s opposing midfielders, as well as protecting the Everton backline.
His passing in possession improved in the second half, but not enough to suggest that he should start for the Toffees.
Looked to be one of the few Everton players able to get in behind West Ham’s defensive line and create chances.
The Brazilian couldn’t get his way in the first-half, before being bizarrely taken off at half-time. If that was a technical decisions as is being reported, then that is very strange.
Moise Kean: 6
Moise just cannot settle, and it’s a mighty shame.
With Richarlison out, Kean had the opportunity to impress but he was sloppy in possession, and often couldn’t sort his feet out to make a decisive decision in key areas.
He does look sharp with his movement and pace though, although Everton didn’t really play to his strengths, again, which is frustrating.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 7
DCL has really matured this season, and both him and Everton are reaping the rewards for that.
He didn’t have many chances, but he took the one big opportunity that came his way, and that’s what the best strikers do.
Anthony Gordon: 7
While Gordon wasn’t overly influential, he looked comfortable and mostly composed in an unfamiliar environment. An impressive extended cameo.
Djibril Sidibe: 7
Helped stabilise the right-hand side when he came on, and his delivery into the box was so problematic for West Ham’s defenders. Needs to start.
Oumar Niasse: N/A
Six more months and then we won’t have to see the Senegal striker coming off the bench anymore.