Yannick Bolasie makes Lewis Dobbin claim as Everton lose
Everton suffered a poor 1-0 defeat to Brentford on Sunday as Ivan Toney scored – and Yannick Bolasie thinks Lewis Dobbin should have played.
Toney got the only goal of the game from the penalty spot, as Everton’s dismal run of form continues. They have now gone without a win in seven.
Five of those have resulted in losses, failing to score in their last three outings against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and now Brentford.
Everton miss Dom Calvert-Lewin, with summer signing Salomon Rondon struggling to have an impact. Dobbin, 18, was on the bench.
Dobbin has been promoted to the 23’s of late, after having a hand in 25 goals during his 36 Under-18 appearances for the club.
With Everton in need of a goal, Rafa Benitez decided to overlook Dobbin – even for the last 10 minutes. Bolasie has criticised the decision.
Bolasie on Dobbin: Should Benitez have used Everton teenager?
Well, they need to try something different. Dobbin is certainly something different – it would have given Everton fans a bit of hope at least.
It will have struck a chord with despondant supporters who are becoming fed up with their ex-Liverpool gaffer already.
Instead, ex-Everton players are now criticising Benitez. Things only look destined to go one way. Their next two games; Liverpool and Arsenal.
Benitez needs to try something new and quickly, or face the sack just a few months into the Everton job. Dobbin might have given at least some hope.