Everton's horror show reveals why Idrissa Gueye must not be sold in January
Everton suffered the most embarrassing defeat of the Marco Silva era on Sunday, falling to a 6-2 home loss against Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton were particularly poor in midfield, constantly being overrun and clearly hurt by the injury absence of Idrissa Gueye.
With Gueye attracting interest from Paris Saint Germain in the upcoming transfer window, Everton were given a terrifying glimpse of what life would be like without the midfielder at Goodison Park.
In the absence of Gueye, Everton’s fragile centre midfield allowed Tottenham to play through the Toffees with ease, revealing that Everton must do everything in their power to keep the Senegalese international at the club this winter.
The 29-year-old suffered a knock that ruled him out of last weekend’s loss to Manchester City as well, a brutal blow for the Toffees.
Gueye had started every single Premier League match for the club this season, with the exception of the home draw with Huddersfield that he missed with a knee injury.
Everton are winless in all three matches when Gueye has not seen the pitch, illustrating the midfielder’s significance to facilitating Silva’s playing style and linking defence and attack.
Idrissa Gueye’s vital role at Everton leaves the club horribly exposed in his absence, revealing why he must remain at Goodison Park in January if Everton want to retain their top-six aspirations.