Everton picks of the season: Best Goal, POTY, Young gun of the season and more

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Everton’s young gun of the season

Without a doubt it has to be Gordon. The academy graduate showed his true mettle this season, easily becoming a regular name on the team sheet and one of the most dependable ones too.

Rafa Benitez used him regularly but the arrival of Frank Lampard saw Gordon’s development fast track as the English boss has had an excellent track record of developing and burturing the youngsters. Gordon has become more of a man, takes more responsibility and shows unquestionable intent every time he steps on the field.

The 21 year old played 35 Premier League games, scoring four goals and providing two assists. After waiting for an eternity, the attacker finally scored his debut goal for the senior side. Gordon also scored the all important goal against Manchester United as the Toffees won 1-0 at Goodison Park.

At 21, he has time on his side to further polish his skills. Hugely talented, he still lacks the final touch needed in the opposition goal area. He’s capable of driving forward with the ball and beating his opponents with his pace but his finishing still needs to be polished. He should be the one to watch next season.

Everton’s best signing of the season

It has to be Demarai Gray. Everton were crippled in the summer transfer window and could only spend £2.7 million in the market. Gray arrived from Bayer Leverkusen after an uninspiring time in Germany. The Birmingham born always had the talent and potential but he was not able to reach the heights he was destined.

Coming to Everton, the Englishman made an immediate impact, scoring three goals and assisting one more in first six games of the season. His threatening pace and skills on the ball gave nightmares to defenders who couldn’t even match his speed if they had jet packs on their backs.

Gray’s impact reduced a bit in the second half of the season mainly because he was letting himself down in the final third and was not able to pick the right pass. With Dominic Calvert-Lewin also fit and back in the side, Gray often came off the bench.

For £2.7 million, Everton managed to unearth a gem in Gray. He is by far Everton’s signing of the season.