Everton have shown vast improvements under the guidance of Marco Silva and entered the international break in good form after holding Chelsea to a goalless draw.
That has given the Toffees a platform to build upon in the coming weeks, where Silva’s side host Cardiff City at Goodison Park before making the short trip to tackle arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
While the early signs have been positive, there is still plenty of room for improvement and Theo Walcott is a player who has divided opinion this term.
The former Arsenal man started the campaign in decent form but has since struggled to find consistency, leading many to suggest he should be dropped in the side in order for Ademola Lookman to get an opportunity.
A discussion on social media has been sparked again with stats comparing Walcott this term to the second half of last season after his arrival on Merseyside and we have gathered some of the responses below.
He’s just needs the end product to change as all his other actions are positive and up on last year. However, I would still give lookman and go now and take him out for a while. His recoveries I think keep him in the side tho
— Mark Mulholland (@mark82mul) November 15, 2018
Don’t show this to the boo boys, they can’t move on to Tom Davies when he’s not getting a run!
— Mike Pearsall (@EFC_MTP) November 16, 2018
Passes crosses and dribbles are half as much as last year
— its erdingers fault (@danny1878c) November 15, 2018
Walcott needs to be rested. In form he is one of the best in his position, and irregardless of his poor form he is always a goal threat.
He could easily have another 3-4 goals & 2-3 assists this season despite not at all playing at his best.
— Icelandic Statistician™ (@IcelandicStats) November 16, 2018
Right so he was poor last year too. Got it.
— Sam (@SamuelScott5) November 15, 2018