Everton drew 1-1 with Tottenham on Sunday afternoon and Tom Davies was one of many players who came away with credit from supporters for his performance.
The 21-year-old had been short of playing time earlier in the season, but he impressed alongside Andre Gomes & Fabian Delph and should keep his place against Southampton on November 9.
With the loss of Gomes, it’s time for Tom Davies to step up and make the shirt his own. Excellent distribution today and always looked to play the ball forward. #EFC
— School of Science (@SOS1878) November 4, 2019
The only main positive from yesterday for me was that we are starting to see what type of player Tom Davies really is. I honestly didn't know he was such a classy passer, he needs to be on the ball as much as possible because he looks promising @EvertonArentWe
— Chris Windsor (@chriswinds88) November 4, 2019
Made up people are starting to praise Tom Davies now that he’s being allowed to play his game and not being restricted as a DM.
— Ben Higgs (@benhiggs83) November 4, 2019
Tom Davies played well yesterday and I was very surprised that he was subbed, he should have been left on and subbed Mina, poor lad was limping for the last 40 minutes
— Eddy Grundy (@eddgrundy) November 4, 2019
I am one of Tom Davies biggest critics to be honest, never thought he’s been good enough for us but I have to admit recently the lad hasn’t done much wrong to not deserve his place in the starting 11. With Gbamin & Gomes out injured this is a real opportunity for him to kick on.
— UTFT ⚽️ (@DockMoore) November 4, 2019
Been made up with Davies these last few starts he's had ! Even better since gomes has disappointed all season for me #EFC
— nick weaver owen (@weaver_owen) November 3, 2019
Davies had made only two Premier League appearances before October, spending the first two months of the campaign as an unused substitute, but he’s now proven his worth to Marco Silva and will be an important player while Gomes recovers from a serious ankle injury.
Morgan Schneiderlin will soon return from injury, but Davies is likely to keep his place ahead of him.
Against Tottenham, the England u21 international played for 82 minutes, made 37 touches, completed 78.3% of 23 passes, whipped in one cross, made four tackles, had two successful dribbles, made one interception and drew one foul.
Should Marco Silva start Tom Davies against Southampton?
Davies has made six appearances in all competitions this season, five of which have come in the last six weeks. He’s been patient for opportunities but will get a run in the side while Gomes & Jean-Philippe Gbamin are out of action.