It’s fair to say that Ashely Williams has enjoyed an up and down start to his Everton career, and his performance today versus West Brom highlighted that.
The Wales international captained Sam Allardyce’s men this afternoon, and did not look convincing as Everton drew 1-1 with West Brom.
The 33-year-old was directly responsible for West Brom’s opening goal, as he misjudged Krychowiak’s ball over the top, allowing James Rodriguez to get in behind and score.
Fans were quick to take to Twitter and voice their concern over William’s performance, and here are a few of the best reactions:
— Yankee Toffee (@yankeetoffee) January 20, 2018
You know it’s gonna be a bad day when Ashley Williams is captain #????????
— Lindsey (@LindseyMc1986) January 20, 2018
Ashley Williams and Schiderlin gotta go
— StrainedHammyTrav (@traviskvaal) January 20, 2018
— Chris (@tenzochris) January 20, 2018
You can buy all the strikers and left-backs in the world but it won't make a shred of difference as long as Ashley Williams is starting in defence. Has looked Sunday league all season & seems to think he's playing defensive mid for the time he spends charging around #EVEWBA
— matthew hobbs (@MBHReporter) January 20, 2018
Ashley Williams ????
— Osmar gonzàlez (@Darioosgon) January 20, 2018
Any reason why Ashley Williams is in their half when Rodriguez shot
— Phil (@GungaPhil) January 20, 2018
ashley williams two touches 2 give aways ????
— Kevin_Everton⚽️???? (@KevinKola_9) January 20, 2018
Williams also gave away a few needless fouls during the game, and seemed to lose his head after the injury to James McCarthy.
His keeper, Jordan Pickford, was furios at the 33-year-old during the early stahes of the game, as multiple West Bromwich set piece deliveries found their way over his head, had the Albion been more ferocious in front of goal they could’ve doubled their lead.
Some fans were quick to point out that Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka were on the bench, who many consider to be better than Williams in the first place.