Everton player ratings for 2023-24 Premier League season - part 2

Here we complete our ratings for the Blues players performances over the course of the just completed 2023-24 campaign.
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Idrissa Gueye 7/10

Senegal veteran Gueye had another solid and generally consistent season in the heart of the Everton midfield. He was busy, hard-working and mopped up with his usual efficiency.

And the 34-year-old found a new talent for scoring goals, especially ones in important matches which proved to be critical to the Blues season.

He has one more year left at Goodison Park after the Toffees choose, rightly, to take up the extension and hopefully he can continue to contribute as effectively as he has since returning from PSG.

Amadou Onana 6/10

The Belgian international had another frustrating campaign showing his talent and capacity to dominate games every so often, but all too often only in glimpses mixed in with some very poor performances.

Onana has many admirers in the Premier League - at least if you take account of the regular transfer rumours he has attracted since joining Everton - and with finances so tight it seems almost certain he will be sold and probably before the end of June.

Abdoulaye Doucoure 7/10

Most of this rating is for Doucoure's first half of the season when he was a key performer for Sean Dyche operating in that advanced, attacking midfield role behind the centre-forward.

During that first for months or so, Doucoure scored six goals and was the team's leading scorer before the first of two hamstring injuries hit him.

After returning in 2024 he wasn't so effective and only managed one more strike, the winner in the last home game of the campaign (just as he did last season to keep the Blues up).

Doucoure has one more year left and unless he is sold this summer, which I think is unlikely, he will have an important role for Dyche again next term.

James Garner 6/10

Garner had a mixed season and although he was at times a pivitol player he also sometimes seemed to disappear from the game having little real influence.

I feel the former Manchester United youth product is better suited to a more advanced position where he can use his passing ability rather than as he often operated in a deeper role or out wide.

With the prospect of players leaving - including almost certainly Onana - will Garner get more opportunity to contribute in the final third?

Jack Harrison 5/10

The Leeds United player spent last season on loan at Everton and worked hard providing plenty of sweat for the cause but too often for me not enough creativity or goals, which is what he was ultimately brought in for.

Dyche is keen to extend Harrison's loan deal but I would not as I think the Blues need more attacking end product from a winger.

Dwight McNeil 6/10

Former Burnley attacker McNeil had a less productive and quieter campaign, certainly in terms of goals, than last season when he finished as the Toffees leading scorer.

He still created plenty of chances week in, week out and improved in the second half of the campaign, as he did last season.

But Everton need much more from him in the final third and I would like to see him play further upfield perhaps ideally as part of a front three, although that seems unlikely under Dyche.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 7/10

Calvert-Lewin had a funny season where at times he looked back to something near his best and then also endured a truly remarkable barren run without a goal for over five months.

Eventually, Dyche started Beto instead of him and while he had his moments, the Portuguese striker failed to convince he an do the job in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Youssef Chermiti despite his talent is young, raw and inexperienced.

With a year left on his contract, rumours are bound to come about his future. Calvert-Lewin could leave but if he does Everton will have to replace him as none of his understudies seem able to replicate his qualities.

Beto 5/10

After joining last summer Beto found his chances limited early on but then got more of a chance when Calvert-Lewin was struggling in front of goal.

Unfortunately, he only managed two Premier League goals which is not good enough and his future seems uncertain.