Everton may have announced the sacking of Marco Silva on Thursday but plenty of Toffees fans sarcastically remarked on Twitter that the club’s ex-manager picked their starting XI today.
The team chosen by Duncan Ferguson for the visit of Chelsea to Goodison Park showed just two changes from the Merseyside derby in midweek, with Theo Walcott and Morgan Schneiderlin coming in for Yerry Mina and Tom Davies. The club’s official Twitter channel @Everton shared the starting line-up an hour before kick-off.
⚠️ TEAM NEWS! ⚠️
— Everton (@Everton) December 7, 2019
One significant change that Ferguson did make, though, was to alter Everton’s formation to a straightforward 4-4-2 after Silva had started with a 5-4-1 in the defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night, with Richarlison being moved alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin in a two-man attack.
Despite the Toffees shipping a heavy 5-2 defeat to their neighbours at Anfield, Ferguson made just the two changes in personnel, prompting these Everton fans to take to Twitter and wonder if Silva was still picking the team:
Has Marco defo been sacked?
— Big Fella Yerry (@MainManMina) December 7, 2019
Marco’s sneaked back in hasn’t he?
— Lee (@1878Lee) December 7, 2019
Silva’s defo messaged Duncan and told him to use this line up
— Adam (@adxmEFC) December 7, 2019
Thought Silva had been sacked?
— John Brien (@JohnDB93) December 7, 2019
Marco is that you?
— Nathan Jones (@NathSJones1) December 7, 2019
That you Marco? pic.twitter.com/v70okSMRgG
— LARGE! (@thomaslarge123) December 7, 2019
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