Date: 9th February 2020 at 9:27am
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Everton may have beaten Crystal Palace 3-1 on Saturday, but supporters were still critical of the performance from one player – Jordan Pickford. The 25-year-old has been inconsistent this season, conceding soft goals and looking shaky between the sticks, and he was guilty of an error that resulted in Palace equalising.

Early in the second half, Christian Benteke scored from a low close-range effort that somehow went under Pickford and into the back of the net for 1-1. The England international fronted up after the game, admitting the goal was his fault, but fans are starting to lose patience.

Pickford did atone for his error with a fantastic point-blank save from Benteke’s close-range header, but he can’t continue turning in Jekyll and Hyde performances. Carlo Ancelotti has Jonas Lossl and Maarten Stekelenburg if he wanted to replace Pickford, but it remains to be seen if he’ll make a change ahead of their meeting with Arsenal (February 23).

The 25-year-old has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season, conceding 42 goals and keeping only eight clean sheets. Pickford has shipped six goals in Everton’s last four games, but will he lose his place between the sticks?

Should Jordan Pickford be dropped by Everton?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article