Date: 18th March 2019 at 8:00pm
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Theo Walcott was once again benched in Everton’s 2-0 win over Chelsea and didn’t make much of an impact when introduced by Marco Silva. The 30-year-old has been short of form this season and was recently dropped as a result, and statistics show that Silva was right to take Walcott out of the firing line until performance improve.

The England international has scored and created five goals in 30 Premier League games this season, but he hasn’t found the back of the net since December 2018 and hasn’t made an assist since September. Walcott has failed to create a chance in his last three appearances, has failed to complete a dribble in his last five appearances and has registered only one shot on target in six games.

Everton paid £20m to sign Walcott from Arsenal and have only got seven goals out of him in 47 appearances. Injuries haven’t been an issue, with the winger featuring in every league game this season, but his form has fallen off a club. And with Bernard and Richarlison operating on both flanks, the Englishman no longer has a place in the starting eleven.

While Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Cenk Tosun lead the line, Richarlison will occupy Walcott’s spot in the side.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article