Everton are fighting for consistency under Marco Silva and face a tough test this weekend as they travel to tackle Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.
The Blues are undefeated in competitive matches under the Italian boss, last tasting defeat in the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley, and are favourites to secure all three points on Sunday.
The Toffees secured a vital victory last weekend against Brighton, their fifth in 11 matches this season, and there is certainly still room for improvements – which has led some fans to urge Silva to make a tactical change to his line-up.
Former Arsenal man Theo Walcott started the season in decent form, scoring two goals in the opening three Premier League matches, but has since seen his performance levels dip significantly – failing to find the net in the league since August and not registering an assist since the end of September.
As such, some fans want Ademola Lookman to start after he impressed in the club’s friendly victory over Gor Mahia at Goodison Park this week and we have gathered some of their comments below.
Would try Lookman against Chelsea personally, deserves a chance even though Walcott is my normal starter
— WeLoveYouEverton (@WLYEverton) November 8, 2018
Lookman could surely start over Walcott on Sunday
— American Toffee Podcast (@USAToffeePod) November 7, 2018
Richarlison will keep position up front as he should, Tosun not showing any threat to that unfortunately, Lookman however posing real theat to Walcott
— toffee carper (@LThe1) November 7, 2018
Think Lookman deserves to come in for walcott currently. No one pushing Bernard out although DCL is probably closest
— DANNO (@DANNOJ1878) November 7, 2018
for this one id go with bernard and richarlison on the wings tosun upfront , i agree to tough a game for lookman to come in and walcott needs to fight for his place from the bench
— Tim Lucas (@timothyrlucas) November 8, 2018
Personally I would risk starting Lookman and drop Walcott to the bench.
— EvertonOpinion (@OpinionEverton) November 7, 2018
good run out for a number on the fring tonight. Lookman by far the best player, he really needs to start ahead of Walcott. Calvert Lewin and Bannigimme did good. Tosun behind CL after tonight
— Bag Full of Toffee (@BagFullofToffee) November 6, 2018
Should lookman start over Walcott ?
— Usm . Blue Heaven Holidings (@stevie1919) November 6, 2018
Don't care if it's only against Gor Mahia but Lookman has been boss and can offer so much more than Walcott, needs to start against Chelsea
— Leo (5-3-3) (@Richqrlison) November 6, 2018