Sam Allardyce announced his line-up for the Premier League match with Burnley on Saturday lunchtime, as the beat the adverse weather conditions known as the Beast from the East.
But fans are baffled and fuming as to how Davy Klaassen isn’t on the bench – specially as Morgan Schneiderlin is.
The team news was posted on the official Everton Twitter page on Saturday morning and the club got it right the second time after their first graphic had Omar Niasse starting and on the bench.
🔵 | TEAM NEWS IS IN! #EFCawayday
Thoughts on that line-up, Blues? pic.twitter.com/keigJ6sWL0
— Everton (@Everton) March 3, 2018
Everton start the day three points behind high-flying Burnley in seventh but can’t leapfrog them with a win because of their massively inferior goal difference.
However, fans will be hoping Allardyce actually tried for the three points after criticising their manager for setting the team up to secure points in games Everton fans think they should be winning.
And, despite Burnley’s position in the league, this is a game they’ll think they should be getting something out of – despite the lack of Klaassen.
Here are the best reactions to the line-up news from Allardyce:
— Pan de Cocrobat (@Ace_Ubas) March 3, 2018
Wheres Klaassen 😭 https://t.co/D4VDCMnlkK
— JE (@Eubsta) March 3, 2018
Finally Tosun gets a game. Still no Klaassen. Can see this going to a 4-2-3-1. Sam is clueless.
— Arthur 🙎🏼♂️ (@Mr_AHayes) March 3, 2018
2 up top maybe good but still can’t believe Schneidermong gets on the bench ahead of Klaassen. MS must have nudes of Allardyce in a gravy bath or something to keep getting in the squad!
— 🧩🧩🧩 (@chrisjhocking22) March 3, 2018
Klaassen has travelled but isn’t in the team wtf https://t.co/1HbsInTFS4
— O (@EfcOlly) March 3, 2018
No Klaassen again 😤
— Jase (@Jasee254) March 3, 2018
Regardless of wether they are meaningless or not, they are hard cold facts. There is NO creativity in this team at the minute. What the hell is going on with Klaassen?
— Dave Hassett (@TheHassNo1) March 3, 2018
If he’s not gonna bother with Klaassen, I’d rather see Beni on the bench before Schneiderlin
— Clad all over (@RaytonTony) March 3, 2018
In other Everton news, Allardyce reveals Everton preparations for clash v Burnley have been ‘terrible’