Romelu Lukaku celebrates his 24th Premier League goal this season.

By Paddy Boyland

Everton made it eight wins on the bounce at Goodison with a comfortable 3-1 win over Burnley.

Phil Jagielka put the Blues ahead just after the break, before Sam Vokes cooly levelled from the spot.

But a deflected effort from Ross Barkley and a powerful strike from Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku downed the spirited visitors.

Here’s how the men in blue rated at the Old Lady.

Joel Robles- 4
Dropped an easy cross early on but recovered well to make a pair of smart saves to bail out Jagielka. Moment of madness for the penalty, though, to seriously blot his copybook. The errors are now starting to pile up for a keeper who may well have to content himself with being second choice again next season.

Mason Holgate- 6
Great first-time cross for Lukaku and always a passing option for the man in possession. Now looks at home in the first-team setup, with his end-product improving with each passing week.

Phil Jagielka- 6
Couple of poor early errors and took a while to settle into the game. Struggled against power of Vokes but did put the Blues ahead with his third goal in as many games. An adequate stop-gap until the end of the season, if nothing else.

Ashley Williams- 5
Some nervy moments on an afternoon when just about everyone in blue dipped under their normal levels. Distribution wayward.

Leighton Baines- 6
Below-par delivery from set-pieces, but as with Holgate, always keen to join in offensively.

Idrissa Gueye- 6
Hooked for Valencia at HT as Koeman looked to add more dynamism in the final third. May well have been a harsh decision- was, for my money, the best of the midfield trio before the break.

Morgan Schneiderlin- 6
Unable to evade the close attentions of Barnes to stamp his mark on the game. Everton were crying out for his usual intelligent passing and composure. Got better as the match wore on, standing up well to the physical threat carried by the visitors.

Tom Davies- 6
Touch not there at times but improved after the break in a deeper role. Typically energetic, although slightly undermined by some loose passes.

Ross Barkley- 7
Cleared off line to keep Everton on level terms in the first-half and did the same again in the closing stages. Mixed bag before firing Everton back into the lead. Even when he’s not at his best, the Wavertree youngster is having an impact on games. Deserved his standing ovation after a turbulent week.

Kevin Mirallas- 6
Willing runner from his position on the left of the attack. Spurned one good second-half opportunity with his weaker foot before hitting the post moments later. Not his day, but should retain his place for the trip to face West Ham.

Romelu Lukaku- 7
Anonymous for long spells before showing his class to roll Keane and fire in a third.

Subs:

Enner Valencia- 6
Added a bit of pace to the Everton attack and combined well with Lukaku on occasion. Quality lacking at times, even if he did sting Heaton’s palms shortly after his introduction.

Gareth Barry- 5
Helped lock down the three points for Everton. Always a stabilising influence when he’s not faced with extreme pace in the opposition ranks.

Ademola Lookman- N/A

1 COMMENT

  1. Fair marks all round but hink Joel no better than 3 his mistakes today fapping at crossess and the pen !!!!!!!!!!!! far outweigh bailing out jags a couple of times. Clearly not good enougth.

    Maybe give Ross an 8 thought he edged man of the match for us and two clearences off the line.

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