Everton are currently preparing to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have claimed that Alex Iwobi should start.
The 23-year-old moved to Goodison Park this summer from Arsenal and he could end up costing the Toffees £34million (BBC).
He’s a left-winger that came off the bench in the league defeat to Aston Villa and was handed his first Everton start in mid-week during the Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City.
The Nigeria internatonal got on the scoresheet in that cup tie and it should boost his confidence.
Manager Marco Silva now has a tough decision in his starting XI against Wolves, with some fans suggesting that Iwobi is handed his first league start since his move to Merseyside.
Iwobi is someone with plenty of Premier League experience from his time with Arsenal, but has moved away from the Emirates Stadium to earn regular first-team minutes.
He’s a skilful wide player with pace and trickery, but Bernard has started the new campaign as the preferred option on the left flank.
Iwobi does have the flexibility to play anywhere across the frontline and it will be intriguing to see if the manager will squeeze him into the team against Wolves.
Here are some Everton fans on Iwobi:
I don’t think Kean will start. I would play Iwobi on the left and Bernard behind DCL or Tosun
— Evertonian (@Evertonian786) August 30, 2019
Tough game sunday weirdly I fancy us we r at home with the siren and iwobi needs to start
— soph (@Sophs2k19) August 30, 2019
Iwobi defines gives a more dynamic option to last season’s team
— Green, Ryan (@razefc) August 30, 2019
Iwobi plays for me, the decision is then Sigurdsson or Bernard as the 10. I’d like to see Delph and Gomes but feel that is unlikely. Mina should return as should Coleman but I’m not sure if Kean will start or not
— Stephen MCP Brogarth (@SBrogarth) August 30, 2019
Just my opinion I’d prefer Iwobi over Bernard to start then once tired legs set in unleash Bernard last 30
— Bramley Moore Dock (@MooreDock) August 29, 2019
Personally would start Iwobi just because he’s looked so so dangerous every time he’s played but it’s tough given how good Bernard was against Watford, especially given he got the winner
— marlon brando (@branbitter) August 29, 2019
I’d actually play Iwobi instead of Gylfi and have Bernard on the left. I actually think that is Silva’s plan for the future.
— Ian Irvine (@irvine75) August 30, 2019
Bring Coleman and mina back in and play Gomes and delph in the midfield. Start iwobi kean and richarlison as a front 3.
— AIDΔN? (@1878Aidan) August 30, 2019