|Everton 3 v 1 Southampton|
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 14th August 2021 Kick-off 15:00
|I_would added 17:12 - Aug 14|
DellBoyWally added 17:29 - Aug 14
Forster was far better in the warm up games. McCarthy was error-prone. Tella and Stuey are far superior to Walcott and Djenepo who aren't consistent providers or scorers.
Strange team in my view
I_would added 17:34 - Aug 14
Boris1977 added 18:11 - Aug 14
codge added 18:30 - Aug 14
didn’t understand why Bednarek didn’t start overall the new kid at right back was great and Armstrong looks to be a great addition along with Perrau we will be ok.Still baffled by the starting lineup though.
SaintPaulVW added 18:58 - Aug 14
On the positive side, Armstrong looked sharp, Livra looked awesome in the first half, Salisu looks good, Perraud was fairly effective. we seemed to play the ball forward faster.
On the downside - Poor defending is still our Achilles heel. We started the second half being overrun, Ralph should have changed things but didn't last year the excuse was there was no one on the bench, that doesn't wash this year. We should have tightened up and looked to score on the break in the second half.
Foreverred added 19:32 - Aug 14
SanMarco added 20:12 - Aug 14
Peterx added 20:37 - Aug 14
-ve's I don't get that KWP and Armstrong who were 2 of our best players last year did not start.
Theo was absent. For sure Stuart Armstrong or even Tella would have been a better starter.
Weve seen the pattern of conceding a lead so often, and weve seen Stuart Armstrong is effective in defensive midfield, he is a way better option to have on the pitch when the going gets tough to shore up our defensive midfield in a Plan B.
Fraser had the better pre-season with way less goals conceded and should have started.
Iwobi came on and affected the game and they scored and then we took off one of our more effective players in Romeu, replace with Diallo and they scored again.
I would love it if we took the initiative for a change and made an early sub.
Manooman added 21:27 - Aug 14
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