Isn’t it about time Sam Allardyce dropped Tom Davies?
Big Sam keeps persevering with the 19-year-old whizzkid despite the fact that his performances this season have been almost as infuriating as his haircut.
Even the own supporters have begun to question exactly what it is that the Liverpudlian-born midfielder does.
It’s about time questions were asked.
When the former England manager earned cheers from the stands on Saturday following the arrival of Davy Klaassen onto the pitch in place of the youngster, it was a sign that things weren’t going well for the midfielder.
Attacking wise his one league goal all season is abysmal, while his tackling and back-tracking are practically non existant.
The reason he has escaped harsh criticism until now stems from the fact that he is a product of the youth squad and as “one of their own” it means he gets away with more than an outsider would.
His failings this season are probably not all of his own making.
Davies has been a victim of an all-round demise at Goodison.
But while there are signs that things are getting better with the team as a whole, his youth and inexperience makes it more difficult for him to snap out of the indifference in his play.
A spell on the sidelines is needed to give the youngster the break he needs to kick-start his hugely promising football career.
Klaassen, 25, should be given the chance to prove he can live up to his high price tag against Stoke.
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