By Harvey Byrne
Tom Cleverley has been selected over Kevin Mirallas in the Everton midfield for the Toffees clash against Crystal Palace on Friday evening – and fans took to Twitter to question Ronald Koeman’s decision.
It’s the 27-year-old’s first league start of the new campaign and first one under new boss Koeman.
Mirallas had locked down the role in midfield in the early stages of the season, making seven appearances for the club in all competitions.
However, he has become the only casualty from the starting eleven after the surprise 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth last week.
Fans took to social media to question Koeman’s decision and many weren’t in favour of the change.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
FFS Cleverley and FFS Oviedo,why Holgate and why Davies on the bench ???? #efc
— IAN REID (@RIBBSO) September 30, 2016
— Niall McIlroy (@NiallMcIlroy) September 30, 2016
Cleverly in the starting 11 not his biggest fan, hopefully fighting for his place tonight. And proves me wrong coyb #efc
— scott carey (@slcarey_) September 30, 2016
Erm, Tom Cleverley for Mirallas is a questionable one… #EFC
— Matt Driver (@mdriver11) September 30, 2016
We Will See how good Cleverley Is tonight he must've shown something in training. #EFC
— Evade RxdaR (@Evade_RxdaR) September 30, 2016
— Robert Cole (@robbiehino) September 30, 2016
Only reason I can think about Cleverley being picked is he was the only one arsed about pressing on Saturday #EFC
— Alex (@duv_efc) September 30, 2016
Cleverley completed a move to Goodison Park in the summer of 2015 following his release from Premier League giants Manchester United.
He has made 35 appearances for the Toffees as he looks to rejuvenates his career after dropping from the top.
Fans will be hoping that the Toffees are able to continue their good form in the Premier League with their side sat in fifth place in the table with 13 points from six matches.
In other Everton team news, Mark Lawrenson has stated the Toffees put in a “pretty average” performance in their defeat to Bournemouth, but expects them to bounce back with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.