So many Everton fans have been lauding Djibril Sidibe on social media, after the club posted a selection of his stats from Saturday’s home win against Chelsea.
Saturday’s visit of Chelsea to Goodison Park saw Sidibe make his 11th appearance for the club across all competitions, and eighth start in the Premier League with Seamus Coleman on the sidelines again through a rib injury.
Sidibe’s outing against Frank Lampard’s Blues helped to kick off the interim Duncan Ferguson era in fine fashion, too, when the 27-year-old right-back delivered the cross which led to Richarlison heading past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the fifth minute to open the scoring.
It was Sidibe’s third Premier League assist since his summer arrival on loan from AS Monaco, from whom we have agreed a €14million (£11.7m) option to buy with, which can be activated at the end of the season.
He also recorded a joint-game-high seven successful tackles with Lucas Digne, per WhoScored data, plus four interceptions, three clearances and took the most touches (71) of any Everton player.
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Sidibe’s eight successful ground duels came from 14 attempts, per Sofa Score, but he lost his sole aerial battle and turned over possession 20 times, committed two fouls, failed to deliver an accurate cross following his assist, yet played a total of three key passes.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s post noting Sidibe’s performance against Chelsea…
Sign The General up
— Tom (@TomWilkins2) December 8, 2019
Get him signed ASAP
— The Gwladys Street Roar (@muzzymint1971) December 8, 2019
— Tashan_03 (@TashanCockburn3) December 8, 2019
great bounce back, wish he was more consistently like that
— Rowdy Boy (@baldoochi) December 8, 2019
Much better then midweek. Held his position and won so many duels with Pulisic
— Winston Walsh (@Winston_Walsh) December 8, 2019
absolute monster in that game, keep it up lad
— tygah ❤ (@oTygah) December 8, 2019
Thought he was outstanding yesterday
— James (@James96016373) December 8, 2019
Was huge last night. Lost count of how many times he cut out crosses in the box.
— Liam Christens (@Pro_Life_Liver) December 8, 2019
Excellent yesterday, again.
— Watched Toffee (@WatchedToffee) December 8, 2019
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