Everton put in a brilliant display at the weekend to dispatch of Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park. It was a positive display from the Toffees who were thoroughly deserving of their 3-1 win.
One area of the pitch in which they dominated was the centre of midfield. The pairing of Idrissa Gana Gueye and Andre Gomes dominated their opponents and left Everton fans excited for what they can do going forward.
Gomes’ arrival has, in particular, excited Everton fans. He has thrived since joining from Barcelona on loan and Everton fans desperately want him to stay already. His positive play, deceptive strength and vision for the game have made him an instant fan hit.
It certainly does not make good reading for another Everton player. Morgan Schneiderlin is currently down the pecking order at Everton.
The £22 million signing from January 2017 has struggled to win over the Everton fans since his arrival at the club, especially after a poor season last campaign. With Gomes’ form, Marco Silva a big fan of Tom Davies and James McCarthy back fit, it is hard to see how Schneiderlin has a future at the club.
Everton will surely hope to cash in on the Frenchman in January, with a permanent deal for Gomes already a clear priority.
Some fans are certainly of the belief that Schneiderlin simply has to go…
The Gomes /Gana combo is so much more effective than Gana/Schneiderlin. Both have been excellent today.
— Jim S (@Bluebailey55) November 3, 2018
The difference between our team with Andre Gomes compared to with Morgan Schneiderlin is literally like night and day……….
— Rob Blackburn (@RobB_EFC) November 3, 2018
I was a big believer in Schneiderlin until I seen Gomes play for us and see him show us how the role should be played. Now I understand why he’s been replaced. Gomes is levels ahead
— 🤘🏼(-) (@Philswagielka) November 3, 2018
Schneiderlin gone in January.. We’ve got a real link up midfielder now in André Gomes.. It’s like night & day..
— Grandmaster Tash™ (@danielvane) November 4, 2018
Balance is what we have missed really. I am hoping we sell Schneiderlin and buy a midfielder who is somewhere inbetween Gana and Gomes like a Doucoure type! Would give us flexibility and options
— El Pivote (@elpivoteftbl) November 4, 2018
Memories of a Gana , Schneiderlin , Klaasen midfield
— Stu (@StuartEFC) November 3, 2018
You know, totally forgot about Schneiderlin
— Always Positive 💙+ (@NubiBlue) November 3, 2018