'Another Jack Rodwell', 'Headless chicken' - Everton fans done with ace after defeat v Burnley
Everton fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday to resign the Blues to yet another away-day defeat.
It had all looked so promising for Sam Allardyce’s side when Cenk Tosun gave the Toffees a 20th minute lead after some excellent work in attack from a front three of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott, and the Turkish international.
Everton’s £27million January signing had an excellent game, both in attack and in defence but on Twitter it was the display of one of their own, Tom Davies, who was getting a hammering from supporters.
The 19-year-old midfielder was only recently named the fourth best prospect of players under 20 in Europe but judging by his performances this season, the Blues faithful couldn’t disagree more.
In a campaign where so much was expected of the Goodison Park outfit, the team have struggled to live up to expectations and Davies has been a passenger.
After a promising first season, 2017/18 couldn’t have been more disappointing for the youngster and this display was just a replica of many others gone before today.
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And after the game, Everton fans went on Twitter to express how unhappy they were with the performance of Davies, who was described by one supporter as a ‘headless chicken,’ while another felt the midfielder needed time away from the first team.
Here is a selection of social media responses to the 19-year-old following the defeat:
That's the correct change. I'm afraid Tom Davies has been dreadful today.
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) March 3, 2018
Tom Davies is gonna be another jack rodwell and Barkley never gonna fill his full potential
— TheBlues (@gflan02) March 3, 2018
Agree he’s been awful
— Steve Dow (@SteveDow1) March 3, 2018
Tom Davies running around like a headless chicken again. Can't pass, can't shoot, can't tackle or beat a man
— Neil (@njy1102) March 3, 2018
Tom Davies need to be left out the team for a long time it’s like playing with 10 men he offers nothing. No where near as good as last year can’t keep playing him for the sake of it. If he wasn’t a scouser he’d get more stick than Martina
— Jake corner (@jake_corner_98) March 3, 2018
Tom Davies is basically english Andre Gomes. Filler players
— Tanay (@10ay_) March 3, 2018
Tom Davies gives us absolutely nothing defensively or offensively.
But he's homegrown so that's ok…
— Stephen (@ToffeeSteve1975) March 3, 2018
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