Marco Silva “will be fuming” at Morgan Schneiderlin’s performance for Everton in today’s 3-1 win against Chelsea.
That is the verdict of ex-Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, as he reacted the midfield anchorman’s display in the shock triumph at Goodison Park.
Schneiderlin played the full 90 minutes of the clash as a Dominic Calvert-Lewin double and Richarlison goal lifted Everton out of the relegation zone.
Caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson roared his approval to the adoring Goodison faithful after an uplifted match that has got Everton’s season back on track and led to suggestions he should get the job full-time.
“You imagine Silva will be fuming watching Schneiderlin’s performance,” Whelan told Football Insider. “Silva will be thinking, ‘why couldn’t he play like that for me’.
“He was probably the best player on the pitch and not too many people would have expected that beforehand.
“Schneiderlin has been bang average for a long time at Everton and never come close to the standard he once set at Southampton.
“But the change of manager has obviously had an impact on him, and plenty of his teammates, too.”
Schneiderlin has made nine starts among 13 appearances for Everton this season and has been a regular in central midfield after a series of injuries in that position wrecked Silva’s plans.
The 15-times France international has played in 83 matches for the Merseysiders since signing from Manchester United in January 2017 for £24million.
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