A number of Everton fans have been praising Toffees midfielder Andre Gomes on Twitter following his great performance for Carlo Ancelotti’s side on Monday evening.
Gomes had been struggling following the Premier League restart, putting in a couple displays which yielded criticism from some Evertonians, but he has been getting better in recent games.
Against Aston Villa, the 26-year-old played some much better passes than he previously had been, and provided the crucial assist for Theo Walcott’s late equaliser.
Away at Sheffield United, meanwhile, Gomes – part of a midfield three – grew in confidence as the game went on and showed off his impressive range of passing.
Everton ran out 1-0 winners at Bramall Lane, Richarlison nodding home from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free kick in the 46th minute.
While the Toffees can no longer climb into the top ten, things are definitely looking brighter, particularly with Ancelotti having a full summer transfer window and pre-season ahead of him.
With regards to Gomes, supporters were pleased to see him in a midfield three, and reckon a high-quality defensive midfielder or ball-winner alongside him would bring out the best in his abilities.
Here is what some fans were saying about the 6ft 2in ace on social media:
Andre Gomes looking a million times better in a midfield three.
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) July 20, 2020
That why it’s baffled me playing 442 all these games.. it just doesn’t suit the players
— Neil Martin (@Neilo_m) July 20, 2020
Andre Gomes definitely isn’t finished. He’s returned from a horror injury in record time. Put the right people around him and he’ll flourish. He’s been brilliant today. The touches and finesse around the pitch. A class above today. Long may it continue. Help him out Carlo. ? pic.twitter.com/A9iAQUctUo
— Trent Cini (@tjcini_6) July 20, 2020
Andre Gomes….excellent performance. The best central midfielder at the club.
— School of Science (@SOS1878) July 20, 2020
Andre Gomes has played some sensational balls tonight. He’s been really off it the last few games (maybe because of the injury, perhaps not) but you can’t deny his quality. When he gets his head up and picks a pass over the top of the defence he’s really dangerous.
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) July 20, 2020
Stick a ball winning midfielder next to him and he’s a player ?
— Ian Kemp (@IanKemp2) July 20, 2020
System we played helped him but he looked a much more confident player and his passing was terrific .
— Paul Bargery (@BargeTours) July 20, 2020