With two distinctive camps amongst the Everton fanbase so far this season given our start to life under manager Marco Silva, tempers were maybe slightly allayed on Saturday afternoon as we took a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Having taken the lead early on through Richarlison, the hosts levelled shortly before the halftime break but with Wes Morgan seeing red for two bookable offences, Gylfi Sigurdsson took full advantage as he bagged all three points with his fifth goal of the season to ensure victory.
Given the Icelandic’s performance on the day, it was no surprise to see statistics website WhoScored give him their star man rating with 8.54 following the game.
A very productive performance from the 29-year-old in attack as he was certainly one of better threats on the day in the top half of the pitch and he even contributed a tackle, two interceptions and three clearances on a more defensive outlook.
Lucas Digne took second place in their scores and fellow summer signing Bernard impressed coming in at third place. From a defensive outlook, those concerns – at least statistically – should be bolstered as following Richarlison in fourth place, Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane completed our top five performers.