Everton made it three games unbeaten on Wednesday evening, but it appears that wasn’t enough for some as many supporters were left fuming by the performance from midfielder Andre Gomes.
The Toffees defeated then-third-placed Leicester City 2-1 at Goodison Park to bolster their chances of playing in Europe next season, and they can thank their fast start as Carlo Ancelotti’s side were very much under the cosh late on.
Richarlison struck from close range from a well-driven Anthony Gordon cross before Gylfi Sigurdsson fired home from the spot, following a lengthy VAR review, just six minutes later.
Should Andre Gomes be dropped next game?
Brendan Rodgers rang the changes at half-time and it paid off with substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scoring shortly after the break but the Foxes couldn’t find that elusive equaliser.
Gomes had quite the poor game, picking up a squad-low 6.2 rating by SofaScore. He won just 33% of his duels, lost possession ten times and committed four fouls. He was also dribbled past a whopping eight times.
It’s led to some fans blasting him for being a “liability” whilst his lack of pace was a major concern for some, and they could be onto something given those numbers above.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the £22m-rated star’s display on social media…
Gomes is a liability #EFC
— T Logic (@TLogic1991) July 1, 2020
He’s soooo slow
— Connor (@efcconnor1878) July 1, 2020
Ok final thoughts….. Gomes missing, Gordon looking good, Siggurdson done well and Iwobi was OK 1st half. Hope Richarlison aint injured but onwards we go. Nice 3 points gained and Calvert-Lewin still looking good and has Benard shrunk again 🤣 💙 #EFC
— darren (@darrenschorah1) July 1, 2020
Clear to me we need midfielders who can pass and run. Gomes is far too slow and needs someone with him with legs. #EFC
— Phil McNamara (@Phil_McNamara) July 1, 2020
Gomes has been bullied in midfield today #efc
— Michael Blackhurst (@blackhurst92) July 1, 2020
Gomes is sooooooooo slow #EFC
— Local Stuntman (@SCOA22) July 1, 2020
Need to get Gomes off at half time.
Looks slow and can’t pass. Been invisible this half. #EFC
— Julie (@JulieHob1878) July 1, 2020
Legs like lead Julie
— Rodney Kernaghan (@KernaghanRod) July 1, 2020
Worst since Norwich anyways
— Tomas (@toffeetommy79) July 1, 2020
Yer hes handsome and that, but since we've come back Andre Gomes has averaged a 4/10.
— Gwladys Street Views (@GwladysStViews) July 1, 2020
Andre Gomes is the biggest myth ever.
— Cory Hannon (@CoryHannon_1878) July 1, 2020
Andre Gomes trying to do his best Sigurdsson impression. Done nothing the last 2 and half games
— Liam (@LKelly_92) July 1, 2020
Cement in fans favourite Andre Gomes boots again. Awful.
— Alan Collins (@EFCCollins11) July 1, 2020