Player Ratings; Fulham 2-0 Everton

Rubbish. Let’s grade the shite.

Disappointing day at Craven Cottage

Jordan Pickford- 6

Never entirely convincing Jordan Pickford, mishandled a couple crosses and corners and distribution at times was poor. Made a couple of really good stops including the header from Mitrovic but did poorly on the second goal.

Lucas Digne- 6

Everton’s top class frenchman was bang average today. By the standard of the game he wasn’t horrible but he simply did not do enough getting the ball forward posing a threat attack, but he was decent at the back. Easily still the class of the team and as he goes it seems the team goes.

Kurt Zouma- 5

A normally rock solid Zouma looked caught out on a number of occasions today especially when being pressured by Mitrovic, who was a bully in Everton’s final third and in the air. A Mitrovic foul right before a whiff on a disallowed goal will save Zouma some embarrassment, but not his best performance by a long shot.

Phil Jagielka- 4

After pocketing Lacazette and scoring the winner against Arsenal only a week ago Jageilka’s age has showed en masse today, a really poor performance and it seemed for most of the game he simply could not match the speed and physicality of Fulham’s players. A great servant to the club, his time is near.

Seamus Coleman- 5

Coleman got the ball forward on the wing well at times but his end product was nothing short of horrendous practically the whole game. He had a decent game at the back but he didn’t do enough today to have an impact and was honestly enough invisible man for Everton.

Andre Gomes- 5

The class of the midfield as of late, Gomes put in a performance that was quite drab today. He did not give Everton the spark going forward or the creativity in the midfield he usually does, save for one deflected shot, his impact was relegated to defensive cover which at times he did decently.

Idrissa Gueye- 5

Another workhorse performance from Gueye but a yellow card and a really poor shot at goal will what this game brings back in his memories. One of the harder ones to grade, as his work rate is simply undeniable, but much like the others he did not do enough to justify a higher score and let Fulham come straight through the midfield on multiple occasions.

Gylfi Sigurdsson- 4

The same result without the defensive cover of Gomes and Gueye, save for a couple decent passes, Gylfi was one of the worst on the pitch at times and it showed through the quality of his free kicks, passes, and drive going forward. He’s such an important piece of the team, and a common thread in these losses is the iceman’s disappearance.

Bernard- 6

One of Everton’s best on the day, his High work rate down the wing was appreciated and he played a couple of great balls into the box, that maybe DCL should have converted on. Either way, the tiny Brazilian played decent and nothing more. 6 on the day.

DCL- 4

Unlucky to not score after scooting the ball around Sergio Rico in the 60th minute, the ball clipped the post and went out. However, he also missed a free header at the near post from a Coleman cross, disappeared for large portions of the game, and generally looked lost. Questions about whether he is truly ready to lead the line need to be asked this summer.

Richarlison- 3

A 3 could possibly be harsh but this is more speaking to his last month and a half or so. Save for the goal against Chelsea, he has been anonymous, poor on the ball, and his passes have not found the mark. The last quarter or so of his season has been miserable, but as a young player he will continue to grow and is a crucial piece of the club going forward.

Subs:

Lookman- 4

Anonymous as a sub, grumblings of a poor attitude from within the club and when he comes on he does little to dispel the rumors. There’s so much potential there, and if he could unlock it and give Everton his all, he could be an every week starter.

Walcott- N/A

Comes on in the 87th minute, not a lot to speak of and he was simply there for a large portion of stoppage time.

Tosun- N/A

Put a header over the bar but played the same amount of time as Walcott. Both did little to impact the game and it speaks to Silva’s awareness to wait until the 87th minus to make 2 of his 3 subs down 2-0.

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