Everton travel to West Ham on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League and will be looking to continue their climb up the table.
The Toffees are currently 11th in the division after winning three of their last four league matches and there has been a decent impact from the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as manager.
But Gylfi Sigurdsson is one player that has continued to struggle despite the chance of management and he’s looked a shadow of the player he once was.
The 30-year-old midfielder has been a regular starter for the Merseyside club this campaign, but has often been guilty of drifting through games unnoticed and isn’t providing the same creative spark as usual.
Ancelotti surely has to consider dropping the Iceland International, but perhaps should put that on hold this weekend.
Sigurdsson’s only league goal this campaign came in the reverse fixture against West Ham and that could be the kind of confidence boost he needs going into the weekend.
He unleashed a stunning 25-yard effort into the top corner in Everton’s 2-0 home win against West Ham in October and will now be looking to complete a domestic double on their trip to London.
Sigurdsson has over the years been a regular goalscorer and it may take something special for him again to lift his form.