Everton player ratings vs. Fulham: James Rodriguez shows brilliance, DCL ruthless

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton(C) scores their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on November 22, 2020 in London, 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 John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton(C) scores their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on November 22, 2020 in London, 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 John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images) /
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Everton played a back three consisting of Godfrey, Keane and Mina.

Centre backs:

Ben Godfrey – 6

Ben Godfrey had a game of two halves. In the first half he looked like an assuring, rock solid defender thriving in the back three but his second half performance was a stark contrast of what we saw in the first 45 minutes.

He was off the pace in the latter stages of the game and gave away an unnecessary penalty. Godfrey would’ve felt extremely lucky when Ivan Cavaleiro slipped and sent the spot kick over the top of the bar. Nonetheless, his first outing as a centre back in an Everton shirt earns him a rating of 6/10.

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Yerry Mina – 4.5

The Colombian centre back is going through a rough spell in the season, picking up a red card on international duty and today being somewhat the culprit for Fulham’s equalizer. Mina has been extremely slow to react to situations around him especially when the decision making needs to be done in a split second. Fulham’s second goal came via a Mina deflection though it can’t be pinned as the 26 year old’s mistake.

Mina’s horror performances continue to scare Evertonians at times and if such performances continue, he could be axed soon. It’s only time until Mason Holgate finds full fitness, Mina will soon start finding him on the bench more often.

Michael Keane – 6

Keane looked comfortable in a back three apart from occasionally fumbling on Fulham pressure. He was probably the best centre back in the backline, looking reliable overall.