Date: 13th September 2019 at 10:52am
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Theo Walcott has been on the periphery at Everton this season and may be in the dark over his role in the squad under Marco Silva.

The 30-year-old was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace (August 10), was handed 27 minutes from the bench against Watford (August 17) & 12 minutes against Aston Villa (August 23) before being omitted from the matchday squad entirely against Wolverhampton Wanderers (September 1).

And ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Bournemouth, there’s a chance Walcott could be left out of the squad again. Silva started Alex Iwobi and Richarlison on opposing flanks against Wolves and named Bernard, Dominic Calvert-Lewin & Cenk Tosun on the bench. With no fresh injuries to the trio, they could all keep their place in the squad ahead of Walcott.

The £100k-per-week winger doesn’t have the trust of his manager, which is likely down to his poor form since joining from Arsenal in 2018. Walcott has scored just two goals in 2019 and has been handed only four Premier League starts since the turn of the year. He left the Gunners after struggling for playing time but finds himself in a similar predicament on Merseyside.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article