Everton fans have slammed midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for his performance during his side’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old played 66 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on New Year’s Day and was unable to prevent his side from falling to their 10th defeat of the season at the hands of the reigning Premier League champions.
Is it time for Everton to move on from Sigurdsson?
Sigurdsson, who joined the Toffees from Tottenham in 2013, has scored just one goal and provided one assist in 20 Premier League appearances this season and found himself chasing the ball for the majority of the game against the Citizens.
According to SofaScore, he lost possession seven times, completed just two out of five crosses attempted and made the fewest amount of clearances out of the Everton midfield.
This is not the first time that the Blues’ No. 10 has received criticism from the supporters. He was labelled as “lazy” and disinterested” during Marco Silva’s final game in charge as his side lost 5-2 to hated neighbours Liverpool.
Supporters were incensed by what they saw from the Icelandic midfielder and made their feelings clear on social media.
One fan labelled him as the “biggest fraud in England”, while another described his performance as “embarrassing”.
Here you will find some of the angriest comments from Everton fans:
Me explaining to anyone who’ll listen on why Gylfi Sigurdsson is the biggest fraud in England. https://t.co/Fvedy6jJLx
— Jack. (@Shagsalotti) January 1, 2020
Our £45m “most creative” player comes off and we score a few minutes later. Embarrassing Sigurdsson
— ŞΔM🐦🎄 (@SamG_9) January 1, 2020
Sigurdsson – 19 games, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Can we cue the montage of him making a couple of average passes to our forwards from two seasons ago please?
— Jœl (@Joelissimmo) January 1, 2020
We apparently rely on Sigurdsson for creativity? Do commentators actually watch the games they’re commentating on?
— Johann (@ToffeeTinkerer) January 1, 2020
Sigurdsson yet again playing out of his skin today 👻 pic.twitter.com/YLMOmO9kkv
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) January 1, 2020
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If he’s here next season, I’ll be surprised.
— Wes (@WDR573) January 1, 2020
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