With clear and obvious goalscoring issues at Everton this season, youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin is actually top of the pile joint with summer signing Richarlison on three. We then drop to two with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott before Michael Keane appears with his solitary goal so far in 2018/19.
With Cenk Tosun misfiring so far this season and with him dropping out for the recent defeat to Everton as manager Marco Silva tried to shake things up at the top of the pitch, a number of Everton fans on social media have been discussing what Sigurdsson brings to the party and the reactions are mixed – especially when you factor in the chances he’s created already this season.
As well as his two goals so far, the 29-year-old Icelandic international has notched up one assist, but I believe the statistics show that he’s averaging just over two chances per game for his teammates, so at that level he’s not simply a luxury player even though that’s what he can appear at points.
Think he’s played well generally this season. The stats there show he’s being creative, wether that’s from open play or by a set piece but he’s created 14 chances so far, that’s averaging two a game so far. Not his fault the forwards aren’t scoring…
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) September 26, 2018
He's a waste of space. If he got as quick as slow it would be something
— edgeloading (@edgeloading) September 26, 2018
He's worth £15-20m at most but can improve. The signs are promising under Silva
— Mark Langshaw (@MarkLangshaw) September 26, 2018
No he's just not a 45 million pound player and we got had off
— Michael moran (@michaelmoran198) September 26, 2018
Wasn’t a luxury player at Swansea
— Deiseman (@eamo1236) September 26, 2018
I wonder whether the style of play and perhaps the overall performance of Everton are having an adverse effect on the team and in particular Gylfi whe appears to be short of confidence. I would hope trying Richalison at CF might change things for the better.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) September 26, 2018