Some Everton fans have been blasting the fact that Tom Davies was named in the starting eleven for their game versus Arsenal in the Premier League – he gave away a penalty with a reckless first half challenge.
The central midfield player replaced the injured Allan for the Merseyside club at Goodison Park, and so started alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure in the heart of midfield, with Gylfi Sigurdsson playing slightly further up.
Should Davies start for Everton?
Alex Iwobi, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison were of course deployed further forward, with Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey making up the back four for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
Jordan Pickford starts in between the sticks for the Toffees, replacing Robin Olsen from the 2-0 win away at Leicester City.
Davies had yet to score or assist in his eight previous games in all competitions in the 2020/21 term so far before this match (Transfermarkt), and so it is understandable that there is some frustration that the England U21 international has been chosen to start.
Everton fan reaction to Davies starting
These EFC supporters blasted the idea of Davies starting on Twitter, with one Blue even claiming that the 22 year-old is a ‘liability’:
Davies is not the right choice I think I hope I get wrong
— michael kyprianou 🇬🇷🇨🇾🇺🇸⛷⚽️🏀🥎🏂✈️🎢 EFC 💙 (@TWINGORMITTI) December 19, 2020
But Davies?!?!?!? He’s a liability
— Keith Anderson 🎙 (@Keith_corn_beef) December 19, 2020
Oh god!! Davies is in midfield 😔
— Joka187899 (@joka187899) December 19, 2020
It’s a shame Brands didn’t get the emergency loan signing of Joshua Kimmich done instead we have to suffer Tom Davies https://t.co/RGVRA4Zlac
— Ross (@rossEFC95) December 19, 2020
Davies is gonna kill our midfield tonight
— Roberto Martinez (@Robertogaffer) December 19, 2020
Davies starting is a massive worry for me…no idea how pickford will react…(the idiot)…hope bk 4 solid for all our sakes
— AC (@ACORN8y) December 19, 2020
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