Yerry Mina was finally given his full competitive Everton debut when the Merseysiders travelled to face unbeaten Chelsea yesterday afternoon.
The Colombian’s move to Goodison Park generated much excitement but the Toffees’ fans have been forced to wait to see their new towering centre-half because of an injury he carried over from the summer.
But with Kurt Zouma ineligible to play against his parent club, Mina was thrown in as Everton looked to become the first side to stop the Blues scoring this season.
And they did exactly that; Mina was excellent alongside Michael Keane and showed no signs to rustiness as Marco Silva’s side managed to keep Eden Hazard and co quiet at Stamford Bridge.
He was awarded by being named man of the match; not bad for a player who has been so short on football as he looks to adapt to a new country and style of football.
The Everton fans loved what they saw from their new recruit as he lived up to their hopes and expectations straight off the bat and we’ve taken a look at the best of the reaction…
Fully deserved, knew he had something special when England played Columbia in the World Cup, he’s solid 💪🏻💙
— Kieren Cook (@KierenDCook1878) November 11, 2018
The Best defender in history? Yes.
— Mono con gracia (@FeoConGracia_) November 11, 2018
AND WE'LL SING HIS NAME EVERYWHERE WE GO
— Joe Ainscough (@Joe_A_95) November 11, 2018
Thought he was terrific. Everything we hopes he’d be.
— Alan Kirwin #FBPE (@alankirwin) November 11, 2018
We got ourselves a real player there
— Sotirios Siminas (@SSiminas) November 11, 2018
Was unlucky to be booked
— Thokozane (@TorreceT) November 11, 2018
The future 💙
— GylfitheGod (@gylfithe) November 11, 2018