Everton Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace (A)By Jack Moore • Aug 10th, 2019 • Category: News |
By Ryan Grant
Everton played out a predictable 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace on the opening day of the 19/20 season, but how did the players get on?
Jordan Pickford 8
A spectator in the first half, but busier in the second half with two crucial saves to keep the scoreline 0-0. Distribution excellent.
Seamus Coleman 7.5
Continued his good pre-season form with a strong performance down Everton’s right hand side. Always made himself available as an attacking outlet and linked up with his colleagues well. Defended resolutely as his side picked up a clean sheet.
Yerry Mina 7.5
Excellent positioning allowed him to look assured as part of a solid central defensive partnership. Will only improve.
Michael Keane 7
Never looked troubled despite the physical threat of Benteke. Reliable when dragged out of position and calm and composed on the ball.
Lucas Digne 6
Vital interceptions at crucial moments and a strong runner going forward. Missed opportunities to shoot which he would normally take.
Morgan Schneiderlin 5
Ruined a strong performance by showing a lack of maturity and discipline, albeit with one cheap yellow card. This ultimately cost Everton the chance to press for the winner when they looked more than capable. Misses next match.
Andre Gomes 6
Good vision and footwork, but really needs to take the game by the scruff of its neck with his ability. Injured as his performance grew and now looks like a doubt to face Watford.
A quiet first half but improved after the break. Tried hard to make things happen and tracked back well, however is clearly still short of match fitness.
Gylfi Sigurdsson 5
Missed a key chance early on the game, and struggled to impose himself as an attacking force, much like his entire pre-season. Big improvement required from him.
Always looked a threat with his movement and skills – dangerous in possession, but often lacked end product. Much more to come from him.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 6
In danger of losing his place, having struggled to find the back of the net despite a consistent run in this team dating back to last season. Lead the line well as usual and occupied defenders but struggled with the scraps given to him today.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin 5
Probably too soon to have made his debut. Mixed performance as had some bright moments of passing linking up towards the Palace box, but appeared slow and ponderous in possession in the deeper areas. Robbed of possession frequently and gave the ball away. All alluding to poor match fitness. Will improve with every game as he gets used to the pace of the game.
Moise Kean 6
Some neat footwork and control but unable to make an impact in the circumstances.
Tom Davies 6
Protected his defenders well and run vital free kicks when Everton lacked an out-ball.