Everton should ponder upon renewing £4 million man after impressing under Lampard

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /
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Everton, Jonjoe Kenny
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Frank Lampard must be delighted with Jonjoe Kenny

Raphinha can disrupt the entire defence and give nightmares to players marking him. Kenny was up for a big task and given his little experience, many thought the Toffees were set to be in trouble.

Crushing such opinions, Kenny put in a world class display over the next 90 minutes, not only containing the danger of Raphinha but also playing a vital role in attack. The 24 year old made two key passes, had 55 touches on the ball and was not dispossessed even once.

In defence, Kenny made two clearances, three interceptions and made seven recoveries. If a steely performance against Raphinha was not enough, the Cruyff turns and assistance in attack proved to be the cherry on top.

Even though it’s too early to say but Kenny could play an important role under Lampard for the rest of the season. He will walk out as a free agent at the end of the season. Until now, there was no reason for Everton to offer Kenny a new deal but given the encouraging signs under Lampard, it is worth considering.

Patterson is still not ready to be drafted as team’s first choice right back. Coleman cannot be overworked and overburdened. Having another right back to fill in at times can be handy. The Toffees also remain without a second left back who acts as a backup to Mykolenko. Kenny could be the man to do all the aforementioned tasks.

Perhaps, if the 24 year old does continue to perform at such level, Lampard himself may request Everton to renew Kenny. But for that to happen, Kenny has to play his cards absolutely right to impress Lampard.

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