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Everton need to consider dropping Seamus Coleman for next generation Jonjoe Kenny

At some point down the line, something went missing for Seamus Coleman. Undoubtedly respected among the Everton fanbase, his form this season has been poor.

Against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday he was practically non-existent in a defensive sense. Heung-min Son had an absolute field day.

Perhaps having Lucas Digne on the other side, who appears to completely abandon defending at times, has not helped. But Coleman continues to do the simple things wrong in defence and it is quite simply costing Everton.

The 6-2 loss yesterday should be the last straw and Everton boss Marco Silva should seriously consider giving Jonjoe Kenny an Everton reprieve. He has not featured in a matchday squad since the 2-1 win over Leicester City. Now, however, might be the perfect time to bring him back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: Seamus Coleman of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on December 23, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Everton are currently winless in their last five games, so now is clearly the time for some change.

Kenny is considered limited by many Everton fans. However, defensively he is arguably better than the failing Irishman and he certainly crosses a ball better than the current starter.

Coleman may have better physical attributes but he is struggling to play his swashbuckling style since his recent injury lay-offs.

With Digne bombing on with little to no care down the left, addressing some balance with the more defence-minded Kenny could be a good move from Marco Silva.

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