Date: 7th October 2019 at 9:40pm
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

Morgan Schneiderlin was criticised by some supporters on social media after Everton fell to a 1-0 defeat to Burnley. The Toffees finished the weekend 18th in the Premier League table with seven points from eight games, having lost four on the bounce before the international break.

Schneiderlin has made six league appearances for Everton this season but hasn’t been on the winning side. The 29-year-old has been short of form throughout the campaign and may have been dropped from the starting eleven if Marco Silva had better available midfielders.

Against Burnley, Schneiderlin played 83 minutes, made 53 touches, won one aerial duel, made one chance, completed 87.5% of his 48 passes and made one clearance. The French international is unlikely to start for Everton when Andre Gomes & Jean-Philippe Gbamin are fit and available, but injuries have forced Silva to use him.

However, the Blues don’t seem to win when he starts. Everton have picked up just one point from his six appearances – 0-0 with Crystal Palace (August 10) – and have lost their last five that Schneiderlin has featured in. His future at Goodison Park may be precarious when Silva can assemble his strongest team, so Schneiderlin might be playing for his right to stay at Everton.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article