Everton put in another disappointing display as they needed last gasp heroics from substitute Theo Walcott to down relegation-threatened Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Thursday night.
The diminutive winger popped up amongst a goalmouth scramble two minutes from time to salvage a point after Ezri Konsa bagged 15 minutes earlier from a Conor Hourihane set-piece.
But supporters were once again left reeling by the performance from central midfielder Andre Gomes as he returned to the starting lineup having missed Sunday’s 3-0 thrashing at Wolves.
Should Gomes be starting for Everton next season?
Per SofaScore, the 26-year-old lost 66% of his duels, committed three fouls and was dribbled past on two occasions.
It’s led to the Toffees faithful blasting him for being a “liability” as well as being “absolutely abysmal” whilst one supporter pondered whether he was an imposter.
The Portuguese midfielder cost the club €28m (£25m) in the summer after spending last season on loan in Merseyside and evidently, he’s failed to impress fans.
There were even shouts asking the club to get rid of him at the end of the current campaign.
Here’s the rest of the reaction…
Abysmal, disgraceful performance. A lucky goal to equalise doesn’t change that. We’ve been shocking for the last few games now. The players don’t give a shit anymore. Andre Gomes continued his embarrassingly bad form and Bernard had his worst game in an Everton shirt. #EVEAVL
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) July 16, 2020
Andre Gomes worst player in a blue shirt. Impressive given the company he's in.
— 📽_Quarantino_🎬 (@SkinnyPaolo) July 16, 2020
Andre Gomes is simply not good enough. Too weak in midfield, gives stupid fouls away and continuously loses the ball.
— Nil Satis Nisi Optimum 💙 (@ScouseMasterD) July 16, 2020
— Local Stuntman (@SCOA22) July 16, 2020
Has any seen the real André Gomes ? This guy an impostor… how many times has he lost the ball #EFC
— pickles (@pickles1886) July 16, 2020
Andre Gomes is absolutely spent. No energy, questionable decision-making, wayward passing and head has completely gone. Got to think that Son challenge had some mental and physical effects which, sadly, may never go away #efc
— Tom (@tjp1989) July 16, 2020
Andre Gomes is finished, looks a shadow of what he was pre-injury
— Harry Reynolds (@harryreynolds96) July 16, 2020
Get Andre Gomes off he’s been absolutely abysmal
— Dawkins (@Si_23Q) July 16, 2020
Gomes at fault for another goal btw, 22 million
— Carlos (@_EFCCarlos_) July 16, 2020
Gomes should not be walking out onto that pitch 2nd half
— Ryan Worthington (@RWorthy99_EFC) July 16, 2020
He’s the fabled yard too slow for English football. We need two centre mids in the summer
— Scott Broadhurst (@ScottBroadhurs5) July 16, 2020
— MK (@marcusco21) July 16, 2020
Pickford, Keane, Coleman, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson, delph, iwobi. All shit GET RID.
— Ben (@BenWJ97) July 16, 2020
Gomes is a passenger at best and most games now is a liability. He makes more errors than Pickford.
— Jim S (@Bluebailey55) July 16, 2020