Everton player ratings in win v Watford: 27-year-old is 8/10
By Matt Farr
Football Insider rates the Everton players during their 1-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Friday.
Joel Robles 6 – Spent the majority of the game as a spectator. Produced a valuable save to deny Okaka late on.
Leighton Baines 7 – As reliable as ever on the left-flank, bombing forward on the overlap and defensively sound.
Mason Holgate 6 – Sacrificed at half-time to accommodate a change of shape. Not a bad display, but lacks the influence of Coleman.
Phil Jagielka 6 – A comfortable defensive display for the most part. Watford caused few problems.
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Ashley Williams 6 – Tracked Troy Deeney very well, and made a vital interception to stop him in his tracks as he powered towards goal.
Idrissa Gueye 7 – Put in a typically dominant midfield display. Won the ball well and demonstrated his passing ability.
Morgan Schneiderlin 7 – A welcome return to the starting eleven, maintaining a fine-tuned partnership with Gueye. Certain to be the first-choice pairing next season.
Tom Davies 7 – Confident on the ball. Always looking to advance in the final third, and was at the heart of their work in the final third. Exciting and vibrant.
Kevin Mirallas 7 – Started very well. Energetic, hungry, and a constant threat in the final third.
Ross Barkley 7 – All eyes were on him following his contract ultimatum, and it was fitting he etched his name on the scoresheet. Given too much time and space, but a superb finish.
Romelu Lukaku 6 – Had few clear cut chances on goal, but put in a decent shift in the final third, allowing others to come into the game.
Enner Valencia 8 (for Holgate 45) – The 27-year-old changed the game following his half-time introduction. Immediately caused problems.
Gareth Barry 6 (for Barkley 80) – Called upon to protect the lead, and made several crucial interceptions.
Arouna Kone 6 (for Mirallas 85) – A rare run-out, but not much more to add.
In other Everton transfer news, this Toffees striker has had his deal terminated, according to a reliable journalist.