Flocking to Twitter, many Everton fans were left appalled with the latest display of midfielder Andre Gomes despite their side’s brilliant result away to Chelsea on Thursday evening.
The Toffees, looking to turn their fortunes around under Rafael Benitez, pulled off a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against the high-flying European champions – potentially easing some pressure off Everton’s head coach.
Should Everton sell Gomes?
Definitely, a liability
No, need him as an option
They did need the heroics of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, however, who enjoyed a memorable performance in what was surely one of his finest ever showings between the sticks – making save after save to keep Everton in the contest and earning a 9/10 rating on SofaScore.
Chelsea did eventually find their way through with Mason Mount burying a neat finish at the near post on 70 minutes, but just moments later, Anthony Gordon’s in-swinging free-kick found Jarrad Branthwaite who rescued a point for the visitors.
However, picking out one bad apple from the evening, it appears a fair few Blues weren’t atoll impressed with Gomes – who they believe endured an ‘awful‘ afternoon.
Everton fans slam Gomes…
Picking up a booking, the Portuguese didn’t cope well with Chelsea’s quality in midfield, winning just five out of 17 ground duels against Thomas Tuchel’s side (SofaScore).
Find all of their verdicts on his display down below:
“Keep the youngsters in and get rid of Iwobi, Gomes, Holgate and Kenny”
“How did Andre Gomes play for Barcelona, wandering about doing nothing, he needs binning along with half our squad”
“I haven’t played football in 5 years but I’m almost convinced Andre Gomes couldn’t tackle me”
“What I’ve learnt today:
– Gordon much better set piece taker than Townsend
– Andre Gomes can never start again
– Branthwaite monster, needs to start next game
– Simms and Dobbin are really useful
– We actually run a lot
– Too angry to comment on Iwobi’s performance rn”
“Gomes could have been dragged off on 50mins. Been a passenger and making stupid fouls”
“Gave the ball away so many times in dangerous positions. Caused at least one maybe two of Chelsea’s chances. Him and Gomes have been very poor in possession. Holgate. Don’t get me started”
“Gomes is having an awful game, Onyango or Gbamin on second half”
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