Cenk Tosun scored his first goal of the season against Tottenham on Sunday, heading home from a Lucas Digne cross, and now supporters are calling for Marco Silva to start the 28-year-old against Southampton next Saturday. Tosun has struggled for playing time this season, making only four appearances in all competitions, and could still be on his way out in January.
Silva has given Tosun only 83 minutes of football across the board, preferring Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Moise Kean and Richarlison in attack. But Everton’s lack of goals this season – 11 goals in 11 Premier League games (16th lowest tally) – could see the Turkish international being given more opportunities to impress. Fans certainly hope so.
Absolutely!! 100%. But sadly, we all know what's gonna happen instead don't we? Hope I'm wrong.
— Rich Cawthorne (@Thats__Rich) November 4, 2019
I would like to see him starting I think he’s really good he’s pationate and always give us 100% for the shirt. But Silva won’t.
— Darren Aspinall (@DarrenAspinall3) November 4, 2019
I’d love to see him get a run of atleast 5 starts on the run. Give him a proper go.
— rob (@rob_bredo1983) November 4, 2019
Should of been starting before now. He’s the best striker we have and deserves a run.
— Stephen Smyth (@bluesteveoefc) November 4, 2019
I would love to see him do well at our club. Fantastic attitude and work ethic and havent heard of him complaining once. Even turned down a move away in the summer because he was determined to be a success at Everton. My type of footballer…
— Stuart Greaves (@Stutheblue73) November 4, 2019
For me his hold up play and positional play is better than the others, He knows where the goal is, plays some clever balls through and is full of energy and desire, got to be worth a punt in a front 2
— John Tully (@JohnTul49872059) November 4, 2019
Since joining from Besiktas in 2018, Tosun has scored and created 15 goals in 47 appearances. The 28-year-old has been on the periphery after his form diminished in 2018/19 (four goals in 29 games), but his scoring return on Sunday does make his future uncertain. Everton have wanted to sell Tosun for a long time, but the striker wants to stay at Goodison Park.
Should Cenk Tosun start against Southampton?
Everton desperate need a striker who knows where the back of the net is, but whether Tosun will be given the nod over Calvert-Lewin and Kean against Southampton remains to be seen.