Everton player ratings vs Southampton: James Rodriguez lacked influence, Calvert-Lewin toothless

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Carlo Ancelotti of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Carlo Ancelotti of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Referee Kevin Friend gives Lucas Digne of Everton a straight red after his tackleskle on Kyle Walker-Peters of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /

Lucas Digne received a red card in the 72nd minute of the game.

Defence:

Ben Godfrey – 5

Not the kind of start you’d dream of. Godfrey was handed his first Everton start after Coleman was ruled out due to injury and Kenny wasn’t fit. Godfrey did a commendable job last week taming Sadio Mane in the derby but looked out of touch against Southampton. Saints often overloaded on the right side causing him problems with Nathan Redmond constantly getting the better of him.

Michael Keane – 5.5

Not a memorable day for him at the office. His today’s performance has been a strike contrast to what we have seen so far. Generally reliable to distribute the ball, he wasn’t at ease with the ball at his feet.

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Yerry Mina – 5

Saints constantly attacked Everton and Mina found it difficult in keeping up with the pace of the Southampton attack. The Colombian was dragged out for Southampton’s second goal and made several errors throughout the game. Simply not the performance you’d expect from an in-form defender.

Lucas Digne – 4

The red card could be deemed controversial with reports suggesting that Everton will appeal for Digne’s red card. Before the red card, the Frenchman was not having an enjoyable afternoon and failed to do much in the attack or defence. The gaps left were being exploited by Saints and Digne couldn’t do much to make any amends for that.