By Danny Wright
Football Insider rates the Everton players out of 10 after their 3-2 loss to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Joel Robles 3 – The senior shot-stopper definitely could have done better for Harry Kane’s opening goal. It was on his side of the goal and was at a decent height for him to make the save. The second Kane goal was also his fault as he nonchalantly rolled the ball into the midfield, making it easy pickings for Spurs.
Seamus Coleman 6 – Despite Spurs’ dominance, Coleman didn’t do much wrong. It was a standard afternoon for the Ireland international as he bombed down the right wing when he could and got back as necessary. Not his best performance but he was no means the worst Everton player out there.
Ramiro Funes Mori 4 – Looked unable to deal with Kane or Christian Eriksen in the first half and seemed to be very frustrated during the whole game. At times it didn’t even seem as though he was part of the back four as his marking was terrible all afternoon.
Ashley Williams 4 – May have conceded a penalty in the first half for a pull on Kane and looked as though he was running through mud all afternoon compared to the energetic Spurs midfield.
Leighton Baines 4 – A fairly quiet game for the left-back despite Spurs spending a lot of time on the ball. Most of the opposition’s creative play came down the middle, but Baines failed to pick up Dele Alli as he scored Spurs’ third goal.
Garerth Barry 4 – The former Aston Villa man didn’t seem able to keep up with Tottenham’s quick football and was rightly replaced by Ronald Koeman in the 64th minute.
Morgan Schneiderlin 4 – He made two mistakes which led to Spurs goals as he lost the ball in the build up to Kane’s first goal and failed to track the run of Alli for Tottenham’s third.
Idrissa Gueye 6 – The former Aston Villa man didn’t do anywhere near enough to stop Kane’s first goal. He has been famed for his incredible defensive work this season, especially in terms of interceptions. However Gueye didn’t do enough Spurs on Sunday and they bossed the midfield all game.
Tom Davies 5 – He has been a revelation for Everton during the second half of the season, but Davies was completely anonymous in Sunday’s game. He’s proved that he can play against the big sides when he featured as a starring role in the 4-0 win over Manchester City, however against Spurs he failed to offer anything creative for his side.
Ross Barkley 6 – The only Everton player that looked capable of causing Spurs any trouble all afternoon was Barkley. However, chances for the 23-year-old to impress were few and far between and there was no link between him and Lukaku throughout the game.
Romelu Lukaku 6 – Jan Vertonghen always had the better of the Belgian striker all afternoon until the 81st minute when he finally made a mistake. It was a great finish from Lukaku but it was the only glimpse of quality he showed all afternoon and shouldn’t deflect attention away from what was a very quiet game by the 23-year-old.
Kevin Mirallas (on for Davies 64min) 6
James McCarthy (on for Barry 64min) 5
Enner Valencia (on for Gueye 82min) 7
In other Everton news, Ronald Koeman is personally scouting an Ajax midfield maestro.