Everton were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace in their opening game of the new Premier League season on Saturday.
Here at Ronaldo.com, we were really looking forward to seeing Everton do well in the season opener against Crystal Palace at the Goodison Park. The Toffees had spent a serious amount of money on new signings in the summer and were expected to come out guns blazing.
However, it was a rather dour encounter as both outfits lacked the sort of creativity that makes for a high-octane Premier League clash.
Here we look at the player ratings for Everton to see how each player performed for Marcos Silva’s side.
Jordan Pickford 8
In all honesty, the Everton goalkeeper could have sat in the stands and taken a lead on chanting with the Toffees faithful and he wouldn’t have conceded a goal. That’s how boring of a night out it was for the England international!
Apart from a couple of game-saving saves, Pickford had nothing to do and should be hoping for more of the same in the future.
The Republic of Ireland international is as reliable as they come. When it comes to defending, the Everton man is always up for a challenge as evidenced by an amazing block he produced from a Max Meyer shot. Later in the game, Coleman struggled a bit as Palace pressed for an unlikely goal.
The introduction of a disgruntled Zaha meanwhile made sure Coleman was kept busy. But the Irish man never lost his focus.
Yerry Mina 8
The Colombian international was perhaps the best player for Everton on the pitch. Apart from a poor clearance, the former Barcelona man was commanding and imposing.
While Palace did mount an assault late on, Mina was as assured as ever. This guy is definitely looking to stay strong throughout.
Michael Keane 7
The former Manchester United academy product was in great form like he was throughout last season.
Formed a really great partnership with Mina and dealt with Christian Benteke perfectly.
Lucas Digne 6
While he was pretty solid, Digne’s overall display for Everton shouldn’t be considered an inspirational one. The Frenchman’s usually good set-piece delivery was lacking in accuracy.
But then again, the season has only just begun so the former Barcelona man will come good.
Morgan Schneiderlin 7
Always with a point to prove, the Everton man was in high spirits and committed to the cause.
Perhaps he was too passionate about things since after one act of remonstration and later on another one resulted in him being sent off for an early shower by the referee.
Andre Gomes 6
The Portugal international is going to be an important player for Everton this season. However, the midfielder wasn’t his usual self on the opening day.
He was caught ball watching quite a lot and then got injured which could be a worry for Silva.
The Brazilian was lively in the first half but his influence faded in the second.
However, one cannot blame the youngster for his tireless effort throughout the game.
Gylfi Sigurdsson 5
The Iceland international missed a great chance to score in the opening minute and never looked sharp.
The Brazilian was unable to link up with Digne the way he did last season. However, he was a tireless runner and will come good as the season matures.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 6
The youngster worked hard all day long but failed to get on the scoresheet. Things will improve for this youngster for sure.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin 6
Gbamin made his Premier League debut at the expense of the injured Gomes and showed positive signs.
Moise Kean 6
The Italian made his debut as well but following Schneiderlin’s sending off, Kean couldn’t make a major impact for Everton