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Everton defender Seamus Coleman should be dropped

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Everton defender Seamus Coleman should be dropped

Everton ended a four-game losing streak in the Premier League at the weekend by beating West Ham at home and they will be hoping it’s a turning point in the season.

The Toffees produced an excellent display to beat West Ham 2-0 at Goodison Park and it lifted them out of the relegation places.

Manager Marco Silva did make a few changes to his team and a number of individuals put in performances to suggest they deserve more chances.

Djibril Sidibe started his first league game for Everton and performed brilliantly at right-back.

His only previous two starts since joining on loan in the summer came in the Carabao Cup and he has a 100 per cent win record so fae when starting.

The 27-year-old full-back only got an opportunity against West Ham due to the one-game suspension of captain Seamus Coleman, but he seized it with a mammoth performance and deserves to keep his spot at the weekend.

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Everton travel to Brighton in the league on Saturday and all eyes will be on the manager to see what starting XI he puts out.

 

Silva should stick with the same group that were excellent against West Ham and that means giving Sidibe another chance to impress, while the likes of Theo Walcott and Tom Davies should retain their positions too.

The Frenchman looked a serious attacking threat when making overlapping runs forward from right-back and defensively stood firm too.

Coleman, 31, is a senior member of the Everton group and been a mainstay in the team during Silva’s time in charge, as well as being a brilliant servant to the Merseyside club.

But the Portuguese boss needs to ditch loyalty and pick players based on form, as his team try build some momentum against Brighton.

Coleman’s form has become inconsistent in recent years and mistakes have started to sneak into his game, which is why an impressive Sidibe should continue against Brighton.

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