So many Everton fans have been tearing into Alex Iwobi on social media for his performance against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final loss on Wednesday night.
Iwobi kept his place in the side which drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday, but saw his duties in caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson’s plans switch from the right-hand side of our attack to the left.
It was by far not his best performance in Royal Blue to date, though, as Iwobi has drawn groans of frustration from the Goodison Park faithful for a performance which suggested he was a little off the pace and even shouts that he has been a worse signing than £25m flop Yannick Bolasie.
Iwobi lasted 76 minutes in the EFL Cup clash before Ferguson would haul the 23-year-old off for Cenk Tosun, in which the Arsenal product recorded 38 touches, misplaced 40% of his 25 passes and failed to register a single shot, key pass or successful dribble, having attempted to beat players with the ball twice, per WhoScored data.
The Nigerian also misplaced his only cross, connected with a teammate with one of his three crosses, lost six of his seven ground duels, lost possession 14 times and was dribbled past twice, according to figures collected by Sofa Score.
How would you rate Iwobi's performance against Leicester?
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Failing to fashion a single shot against Leicester meant Iwobi has now failed to score in his last 16 appearances in all competitions, and failing to create a key pass meant he is now without an assist in his last 13 outings.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans destroyed Iwobi on social media for his Carabao Cup performance, as we bowed out of the tournament on penalties…
Feelings not changed since last night really.
Sat too deep 1st half & after Chelsea, should’ve set up better.
Several players don’t deserve a shirt, starting with Iwobi.
Baines showing what it is to be EFC at 35yrs
New Mgr for Sat or not..DF deserves a standing ovation pre match!
— Alan Gibbons (@alan_gibbons) December 19, 2019
Iwobi is awful, quickly became the player I can’t stand the most
— Neil Thorbo (@thorbo_EFC) December 19, 2019
Alex iwobi is not a footballer #efc
— sean mann (@manny_1988) December 18, 2019
Name me a worse winger than Alex Iwobi. I’ll wait. Doesn’t offer us anything, and I do mean anything! #EFC
— John James (@nilsatisjje) December 18, 2019
Iwobi needs benching Saturday. He’s run out of steam
— Fynn (@EFCFynn) December 18, 2019
Iwobi is not a winger, always struggles there needs to play in the centre
— Liam Collins (@LiamEFC8) December 18, 2019
Alex Iwobi has an affectation that he is on his heels too much and has to use his arms unnaturally as a result to propel which wastes split seconds and momentum. He also underhits flicks and soft passes as a result.
— Alan Morris (@bachelorcolumbo) December 18, 2019
Need a lot of signings in January, Ancelotti will do nothing wit that squad we’ve got there, hope iwobi never gets on the pitch ever again
— Adam (@AdamCrawfordEFC) December 19, 2019
Holgate my MOTM. Iwobi had a shocker and looked half fit. Team only started playing when we went 2 down. Oh well. #efc
— Everton Fans (@Everton_Fans2) December 19, 2019
Iwobi was a worse signing than Bolasie. And to think Brands said he wouldn’t pay £30m for Lozano yet had no problem wasting up to £40 on Iwobi. Absolute disgrace
— Tommy Vercetti (@EfcTone) December 19, 2019
Pickford – 7
Coleman – 6
Mina – 7
Keane – 4
Baines – 6
Bernard – 3
Davies – 3
Holgate – 6
Iwobi – 2
Richarlison – 4
DCL – 3
Kean – 3
Tosun – 2
Gordon – 5
— Sean (@sean_efc31) December 18, 2019
In other Everton news, an €18m outcast has been put forward as a potential player of interest for Carlo Ancelotti in the January window.