INQUEST: Everton were awful against Chelsea.

By Ell Bretland

Jordan Pickford 6

Commanding as usual when called upon but may have done better for Chelsea’s second goal – came off his line a second too early which made Morata’s job a little easier.

Mason Holgate 5

The best defensive option at right back, Holgate was solid at times but failed to get forward as Everton struggled and were pegged in for large spells.

Michael Keane 5

Part of a back three which really failed to keep Chelsea at bay, especially when the home side made runs around the edge of the area.

Ashley Williams 4

Seemed to help a Chelsea player to his feet as they continued to attack before Morata goal. Looked under the cosh for large spells and is badly struggling for form. Body shape terrible at times when being ran at. Not good enough on Sunday.

Phil Jagielka 4

Certainly not his best display. The effort is there but the back three did not work in west London. Speedy over a short distance but too easy for Chelsea to make progress when playing alongside another over 30 in defence.

Leighton Baines 5

Felt he toiled and put in a number of important challenges but should have got more on the ball as Fabregas struck the opener.

Idrissa Gana Gueye 5

Lucky not to be sent off in the first half, his tireless energy is vital in these big away games but he often goes wandering in search of breaking up attacks and needs more disciplined. Not helped that Schneiderlin was missing as they make a perfect duo for these matches.

Tom Davies 4

Similarily to Manchester City on Monday, the 19-year-old failed to impose self on the game but wasn’t for want of trying. Subbed at half-time.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 5

New club, disjointed pre-season. It’s clear Sigurdsson is still looking to get up to speed and find his rhythm. Fairly anonymous.

Wayne Rooney 5

The Everton talisman struggles without a focal point up front as there is no outlet for him. Essential the club sign a recognised targetman to get the best out of Rooney or expect more displays like this on the road.

Sandro Ramirez 4

Has been in the wars so far in his short Everton career and took another knock here. Failed to stretch the defence but, like Rooney, would be aided with a centre forward to work off. The lone forward role is not the way to get the best out of Sandro.


Mo Besic 5

Curious substitution if Everton intended on fighting back. Though it looks more likely that this defensive change was one of damage limitation. Nice touches as usual but fails to stamp his authority on games.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 7

Held the ball up well when he came on and his sheer presence is a huge plus point for this side. The ball sticks up top when he is on the field and improves our all-round game, brining in our forward players.

Aaron Lennon 6

His pace may have caused problems but little he can do with only ten minutes on the pitch, should have been introduced sooner.


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