Everton produced a rousing performance to defeat Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League yesterday under the guidance of caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson. The cult hero whipped Goodison Park into a frenzy and the result was a far improved Everton who bullied their visiting rivals.
Plenty of players put in performances that Everton fans have rarely seen. The likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Morgan Schneiderlin looked renewed but Theo Walcott perhaps looked best inspired by Ferguson.
The former England winger has struggled to win over the Everton fans since his move from Arsenal.
However, his display at Goodison Park will go some way toward amending that.
He caused Chelsea countless problems throughout the game and, were it not for his lack of end product, he would have had a more telling impact on the fixture. Not only did he impress going forward, but he was tireless in his defensive duties.
But it was still a display that Everton fans appreciated from a player who has largely been a beacon for criticism since arriving on Merseyside.
Hopefully, this is just a taste of what is to come.
you played out of your skin today Theo,
Incredible work rate,
More of that please and we’ll be right up the league.
— EvertonViking (@EvertonViking) December 7, 2019
That’s the effort and commitment we crave and demand every game!!! …You all played for @Everton today!!! 👏
— Mathew Jenkins (@MathewJenkinsz) December 7, 2019
Your post match interview was spot on. As an experienced player you have been working hard to get the engine going. Well done Theo 👏👏
— Jenni Temmé (@jenninemo) December 7, 2019
Superb that, Theo – you were incredible today! 🙌
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 7, 2019
Agree….getting to where we need you.. although mandatory eye test pls as these 1 on 1 s need converting 🤣🤣💙💙
— alangibbo (@alangibbons1968) December 7, 2019
More of that please Theo. It’s all evertonians ask for, passion and commitment. Well played today.
— Mr Robot (@bittertoffee) December 7, 2019
That’s how we want you all to play every game! GIVE EVERYTHING FOR THAT SHIRT and the crowd will be happy..win, lose or draw!
— MrsBrightside92 (@efcwoodsy) December 7, 2019
Great response Theo. What a work rate from everyone. #COYB
— Steven (@T1Toffee) December 7, 2019
About time Theo
— Simon Cooper (@simoncooper107) December 7, 2019
Well played Theo. More of the same please. 👍
— Angus (@ajmcewanuk) December 7, 2019
Brilliant. Now remember how you felt when the ref blew the final whistle and bring it with you next time and the time after that and so on. Nothing like it !! 💙
— 💙 Gill McMahon 💙 (@gill_mcmahon) December 7, 2019