Everton suffered a big blow in their hopes of avoiding relegation as they were beaten 3-2 away at Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Maxwel Cornet broke Toffee hearts with a late winner after Richarlison’s two penalties looked to have secured at least a point for the visitors, but some sloppy defending ensured that they went home with nothing.
Using statistical experts SofaScore, The Transfer Tavern have now analysed who the Goodison Park faithful’s three worst performers were on the night, with Frank Lampard surely looking at some changes to his XI ahead of the clash with Manchester United…
Given a 6.1 overall rating, Godfrey ranked as the Merseyside club’s third-worst player, surely putting his place in doubt when Michael Keane returns from suspension this weekend.
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The Englishman lost two duels, and of course made the vital error that led to Cornet’s winning goal.
He was also guilty of losing the ball 12 times, and struggled in particular with his passing, misplacing all seven of his long ball attempts, while he only managed to record a mere 54% overall pass accuracy.
Holgate ranked as their second-worst performer with a 6.0 rating.
Asked to play in the heart of the midfield by Lampard, the central defender lost out on six of his duels, and failed to record any tackles or key passes.
He was also inaccurate with eight of his long balls, recording just 37% accuracy with his passes, while he gave possession away 23 times, the second-most out of any of his teammates.
After conceding three times, Pickford was given the lowest rating at a 5.9.
The goalkeeper struggled with his distribution throughout, misplacing 16 of his 26 long ball attempts, while he lost possession 16 times, hardly ideal from your man between the posts.
Pickford was successful with just 38% of his passes in total, meaning that collectively the three players averaged a mere 43% passing accuracy between them.
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