By Dominic Toner
Everton suffered their first defeat in the Premier League against Bournemouth on Saturday – and the club’s supporters voiced their anger on Twitter towards the performance of Gerard Deulofeu.
The Toffees suffered a 1-0 defeat away at Bournemouth, with Junior Stanislas scoring the decisive goal in the first-half.
Deulofeu was introduced to the action in the 60th minute for Kevin Mirallas but failed to make an impact.
The 22-year-old has now made six appearances for Everton this season and is yet to register a goal or an assist.
The club’s supporters expressed their disappointment with Deulofeu for his display and one fan claimed he is the worse player at the club.
Final third terrible, massive gaps in midfield, really fear for the futures of Barkley and Deulofeu, not showing enough application #EFC
— stuart davies (@stuartdavies1) September 24, 2016
Deulofeu has just proved he shouldn't be in the starting 11, dire efforts from him
— Brando (@BrandonOwenYT) September 24, 2016
Deulofeu is a one trick pony for me who offers nothing going forward…so powder puff.
— David Foster (@fozzerbluenose) September 24, 2016
Everton’s unbeaten league start was ended by Bournemouth and they have now suffered two consecutive defeats, after being eliminated by Norwich in the EFL Cup mid-week.
Ronald Koeman has made an impressive start since moving to Goodison Park in the summer but will now be under some pressure in their next match against Crystal Palace to get a result.
Deulofeu made a permanent move to Everton in 2015, following a loan spell from Barcelona in the 2013/14 season, and has been used in a number of positions.
The Spaniard predominately operates as a winger but has been deployed as a central striker by Koeman already this season.
The pacy attacker has made 67 appearances for Everton, scoring eight goals and supplying 18 assists.
In other Everton team news, the club’s fans have reacted on Twitter to Ross Barkley’s performance against Bournemouth.