Friday evening’s penultimate Premier League clash for Everton in the campaign of 2018/19 saw us welcome Burnley to Goodison Park and our recent improvements were still on show as a deflected Richarlison effort 17 minutes in gave us the lead, and Seamus Coleman tied the game up at 2-0 three minutes later.
Whether we more took our foot off the gas after the halftime break or whether Burnley battled their way back into the game, the second half wasn’t quite as scintillating and 2-0 was how the game finished.
Having put the pressure on Wolverhampton Wanderers when it came to the battle for seventh place, that dream is over but at least we’re looking to end the campaign in the right way and take some momentum into next season.
The performance of on loan Chelsea centre-half Kurt Zouma stood out for many, certainly for BBC pundit Garth Crooks who included the 24-year-old in his Team of the Week feature.
“If former Everton captain Leon Osman tells me on Final Score that Kurt Zouma has been one of their best players this season, I have to take the comment very seriously. Against Burnley the defender, on loan from Chelsea, completed another clean sheet and looks as if he could remain at Goodison for the foreseeable future. The question now for Chelsea is: How much?”
With 31 starting appearances to his name and four more showings from the substitutes bench, Zouma has certainly settled into life at Goodison Park well and with two goals and two assists coming from the Frenchman, Crooks is right, the question is simply how much to tempt Chelsea into doing a permanent deal.