Theo Walcott is a very hit or miss player. The ex-Arsenal winger has pace to burn and more often than not he can find the net when given the opportunity. However, he’s come in for some stick from the Toffees for some forgettable performances, and yesterday at half-time in the Merseyside derby the fans were all calling for Ademola Lookman to replace him.
HT | Blues arguably unlucky not to be ahead after carving out the better chances in an entertaining first 45. More of the same after the break, lads!
— Everton (@Everton) 2 December 2018
Walcott was one of a few players to miss a big chance against Liverpool in the first 45 minutes. Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Walcott all had golden opportunities to open the scoring but all three of them failed to find the net, and when the half-time whistle was blown the majority of Everton fans would have loved to have seen Marco Silva make his first change of the match and introduce Lookman for the misfiring Walcott.
In 16 games for the Toffees this season, Walcott has scored just three goals and assisted twice, a record that he’ll be keen to improve on should he continue to start in Silva’s system. However, if the Everton fans get their wish then it will be the younger, more electric Lookman who gets the nod for the next few games. The 21-year-old winger looks sharp whenever he comes off the bench and whilst he’s yet to score this season, the fans believe he has more to his game than the ageing Walcott.
You can read the Toffees’ half-time calls for Lookman to replace Walcott here:
Good chances. Bring lookman on surely
— Adam (@AdxmW_) 2 December 2018
Lookman for Walcott. Sigurdsson looks tired DCL for Bernard
— MJ (@MJDtoffee65) December 2, 2018
Today is our day!! Lookman makes the difference! Second half belongs to the Blues!! COYB!!
— Jim Chandler (@spicejim73) December 2, 2018
Get Lookman on
— jacey (@jaceyowen) December 2, 2018
Hope the Blues keep this pace Lookman on Walcott off and Davies for Gueye
— Neville Galea (@nevlugal) December 2, 2018
Fantastic apart from not scoring. Lookman on for Walcott and new studs for Bernard and we might just win it.
— Spartan Cleggy (@zuzino) December 2, 2018
Take Walcott off
— Nathan Johno (@nathanjohno2016) December 2, 2018
Lookman needs to come on now
— Nathan Surplicd (@surplicd) December 2, 2018
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We got this. We arent scared of them. Lookman on for Walcott and take it to them this 2nd half
— Christian (@EFC_Christian) 2 December 2018