A few Everton fans have been sharing their rue on social media over the form Gylfi Sigurdsson has lost since the last time we beat Brighton & Hove Albion.
We face Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Saturday afternoon without a win over the Amex Stadium natives in our last two encounters, having lost 1-0 and 3-2 on the south coast in recent times.
November 2018 saw Marco Silva’s Blues emerge victorious, though, when a brace from Richarlison and Seamus Coleman’s first goal of the season did the damage to a Brighton side that would end the day 12th in the standings.
Does Sigurdsson have a future at Goodison Park?
Sigurdsson was one of the stars of the show the last time we beat Brighton and now has fans wishing we had the 2018-version of the 30-year-old back, as he showed the fighting spirit he lacked at Anfield and offered a willing runner that distributed the ball with intent.
The £100,000-per-week midfielder penned 47 touches on November 3, 2018 as we beat Brighton 3-1, along with two key balls from 26/31 accurate passes, hit three shots on Mat Ryan’s goal, and attempted three tackles and three aerial duels, per WhoScored data.
Here are some of the messages shared from fans who rue the form Sigurdsson lost, as they reacted to the club’s post harking back to our last win over Brighton…
Woahhhhh sigurdsson ran
— Connor Rudge (@connorPSrudge) January 9, 2020
We need this Gylfi back. Don’t sell him. Rather give him a chance to prove himself again. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Aobakwe Lepesa (@Ocean_Dimples) January 9, 2020
Sigurdsson was well up for it here
— The Music Autograph Collection (@MusicAutograph) January 9, 2020
Sigurdsson? Running, no Sprinting? Is it true?
— Jamie Kelly (@jay_kelly96) January 9, 2020
Who is the player in the no 10 shirt?
— Sayantan Bal (@sayantan_01) January 9, 2020
Look at Gylfi. He can run and pass the ball forward accurately!
What happened to that?
— Mike Lawson (@mikelawson92) January 9, 2020
In other Everton news, the club have been offered the chance to sign a £4.5m-rated midfielder during the January window.