Everton player ratings vs Brentford: Toothless attack falters in 1-0 loss

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Seamus Coleman – 5

Seamus Coleman had one of the games to forget. He did get forward but most of the times his passes were intercepted or cut out by Brentford. Going forward, he left spaces to exploit which Ivan Toney and Brayn Mbuemo did with ease. There was no meaningful chance creation from his side and it was evident that he was struggling in the last phases of the game.

Michael Keane – 5

Defensively, he was sound, and his tussle with Ivan Toney was one to watch. The Englishman won six duels and made some important interceptions. When Brentford allowed Everton to have the ball, Keane was often the driving force from Everton’s half to the Brentford half, supporting the midfield and keeping himself available as a passing option. However, he didn’t have the answer to some of Brentford’s counter attacks.

Ben Godfrey – 5

This weekend, the defence wasn’t to blame as Ben Godfrey and Keane did a decent job. Godfrey seemed anonymous for a few periods in the game. Godfrey used his strengths well against Toney which helped the Toffees in not conceding more.

Lucas Digne – 5

Lucas Digne was constantly involved in the attack but neither of his crosses or sequences of attacking play carried the desired level of threat. Digne’s free kick was also questionable as his direct effort was way over the bar and away from goal.