A View From The Bullens podcaster Lee McClean was left slamming the display of Salomon Rondon as Everton ran out 1-0 winners in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The Lowdown: In that hat
The Goodison Park outfit are in the hat for the third round of the competition thanks to a goal in the first half from Demarai Gray against League One opponents Fleetwood Town.
It was a game that they largely dominated in terms of possession and overall chances, but Fleetwood did give them a scare with some chances of their own.
The Latest: Rondon slammed
Taking to Twitter, McClean was not happy with Rondon’s performance, even going as far as to claim that he is ‘absolutely terrible’ and ‘offers nothing’:
“Sorry, not holding back just to avoid backlash. Rondon is absolutely terrible and up there with one of the worst players I’ve ever seen in a blue shirt. Don’t care if he scores, it won’t change my opinion one little bit. He offers nothing whatsoever.”
The Verdict: Striker needed
Judging off of Rondon’s display, a new striker is desperately needed on Merseyside.
The former Newcastle United and West Brom forward lost out on all three of his aerial duels in the match, while he was also off target with both of his efforts on goal, and ended up having fewer touches than his own goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (SofaScore), summing up how ineffective he was up top.
Nonetheless, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured, there remains little alternatives for Frank Lampard’s team, and so they need to get a striker in as soon as they can.
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