Everton played out a 1-0 win over Watford today in a game with plenty of previous bad blood. Marco Silva’s exit from Vicarage Road to eventually become Everton boss was marred in controversy. Meanwhile, Everton also tried to pluck Abdoulaye Doucoure from the Hornets this summer.
Last summer, they did manage to bring in a Watford star. Everton signed Richarlison for big money and the Brazilian went on to prove himself a real talent at Goodison Park.
Unfortunately for the attacker, yesterday was not one of his best displays.
Richarlison missed two glaring opportunities, both with his head, to give Everton a more comfortable winning margin over his former club.
But it was not just his wastefulness that frustrated. Richarlison struggled to string a pass together at times and fans were not impressed with his performance.
Hopefully, Richarlison is still just suffering with a hangover from his Copa America antics with Brazil this summer.
Because if he does not find his best form soon, summer signings Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi are chomping at the bit to get their chance in the Everton starting XI.
What i thought off today’s game:
• Richarlison is poo.
• Sigurdsson is invisible.
• Moise Kean will be Boss.
• I miss Geri.
• Yerry Mina is a Monster.
• The Siren is class.#EFC
— Local Stuntman (@SCOA22) August 17, 2019
Offensively we need to be a whole lot better. Sigurdsson & Richarlison haven’t got going yet. We need more from them. We get that right (creativity) and I think we’ll have a good season.
— Alan Collins (@EFCCollins) August 17, 2019
Looked much better with walcott and kean on today richarlison was dreadful #efc
— Craig Riley (@CragOnTour) August 17, 2019
Richarlison very poor today must be said
— 🗿 (@Rhys_EFC) August 17, 2019
Bernard was absolutely class proving his place, Richarlison off the boil again I must say but just shows the strength in our attack if we can take off Richy for Iwobi
— MOISE KEAN (@KeanEfc) August 17, 2019
Walcott done more than Richarlison already. Hope richarlison does well next week
— . (@ZanEFC1333) August 17, 2019
Richarlison can’t do right for doing wrong today. Not his best game. #EFC
— Pedro De Montfort (@Pique77) August 17, 2019
Richarlison poor today. Had a couple of chances, but it’s his distribution – it’s shocking!
DCL not doing anywhere near enough either.
— Lee • 𝓔𝓕𝓒 • (@LeeEFC1) August 17, 2019
— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) August 17, 2019
— Mamaliga Zilnica (@MamaligaZilnica) August 17, 2019
Some really poor play on quite a few occasions from Richarlison today.
— Ste Hardy (@Ste_HardyEFC) August 17, 2019
Should be 2-0, that. Richarlison has to do better.
— Scott Morris (@Scott_MorrisEfc) August 17, 2019