Everton player ratings v Leicester: 26-year-old is a poor 5/10
By Matt Bullin
Football Insider rates Everton’s players in their 4-2 defeat of Leicester in the Premier League this afternoon.
Robles 5 – The 26-year-old misjudged Albrighton’s free-kick badly allowing it to loop in, had a quiet second half, but did not look overly convincing.
Holgate 6 – Arguably should have made a cynical challenge on Gray as he broke away from him to set up Slimani. Had a quiet afternoon but looked solid overall.
Pennington 6 – Dealt well with Vardy’s threat until his substitution, grew in confidence and quality as the game went on.
Jagielka 7 – Played well in the first 45 and headed home the Toffee’s third goal confidently. Showed experience and leadership to martial a relatively inexperienced back four.
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Baines 5 – Left Slimani wide open to score Leicester’s first after being caught out of position, struggled against Albrighton all afternoon. A poor afternoon for the normally dependable left-back.
Schneiderlin 6 – Had a poor first half, but grew into the game and made several key interventions in the second half – nullified most of Leicester’s threat through the middle.
Davies 9 – A stormer from the youngster – looked vastly more experienced than his 18 years throughout. He put out a lot of fires in Everton’s midfield and started numerous attacks of their own – he was composed to control well and finish past Schmeichel.
Gueye 7 – Solid performance. Picked up a lot of second balls, pressed well and in truth did exactly what Everton need from him.
Barkley 6 – Some flashes of brilliance, other painfully frustrating moments. Made a stunning cross for Lukaku to nod home Everton’s second but missed a golden one-on-one with Schmeichel late in the first half.
Mirallas 8 – Bright and lively throughout the game. Made a devastating run to make the chance for Davies’ opener and put in a fine corner for Jagielka to head in.
Lukaku 7 – Had a quiet game in truth but took both his goals in clinical fashion – the sign of a top-class forward. But he did spurn a chance for a hat-trick late on.
Barry 6 (On for Schneiderlin 72′) – Brought on to see the game out and he managed to do that.
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