Everton player ratings vs Southampton: Allan reckless, Andre Gomes poor in 2-0 loss

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Everton captain Seamus Coleman had his work cut out in defending against Walker-Peters


Seamus Coleman – 5

Seamus Coleman was defensively astute but did find some difficulties in getting forward as Southampton controlled the majority of the proceedings in the first half. Elyounoussi and Walker-Peters were tough to contain but Coleman did a satisfactory job. In the second half, it got a bit too much for the Irishman as Walker-Peters continuously bombarded forward posing all sorts of problems.

Michael Keane – 5

Michael Keane did not have the desired start as he was continuously troubled by Broja. The Englishman was untidy in possession too, misplacing passes and handing the possession back to the Saints.

Another dull performance for Keane, as his inconsistency continues this season. The Englishman was often out of position and did not keep Broja and Armstrong in check as they threatened the Toffees.

Mason Holgate – 7

Tasked with taming Che Adams, Mason Holgate did a commendable job in the first half. He remained calm in nervy moments and even produced a goal saving header. Holgate almost gave away a penalty for a handball but the referee did not rule in Southampton’s favour, allowing the play to go on.

Holgate was clearly the better central defender, producing some goal saving interventions and also correcting Keane’s mistakes. The 25 year old himself committed a couple of errors but given the grand scheme of things, Holgate was better than the rest.

Jonjoe Kenny – 5.5

Jonjoe Kenny retained his place in the side as Lampard chose not to push Vitality Mykolenko who has just recovered from COVID. In the first half, Kenny did not get as much forward as he would’ve desired as containing Broja was proving to be a collective task for Keane and Kenny.

The Englishman was somewhat lost in the second half as his focus remained on defending and keeping the likes of Armstrong and Livramento silent. Everton hardly got forward and Kenny hardly had the chance to supplement in the attack.