It was a season full of promise for Everton as they started so well and looked like they were a serious team under Carlo Ancelotti.
After the new year unfortunately the blues faded off quite massively and ended up finishing the league season in 10
thwhilst also not getting further than the quarter-finals in both cup competitions.
Many players had a good campaign for Carlo Ancelotti but not quite good enough to convince him to stick around.
So, with the
Euros coming up soon lets have a quick look back at who was Everton’s most impressive players this season.
The criteria to be in the ratings is that they have had to at least played five games in all competitions.
Jordan Pickford: 7/10
The English goalkeeper has mostly been Everton’s number one this season playing 33 times and overall has had a good enough season. He started quite poorly but he picked up his form massively just in time for the Euros keeping 10 clean sheets.
Robin Olsen: 5/10
Signed on loan from Roma to give Pickford competition Robin Olsen did ok when he played but never threatened to fully take Everton’s number one shirt. Won’t be signed permanently.
Seamus Coleman: 5/10
Coleman has been Everton’s right back for what seems like forever and that has turned into a problem. He has lost his pace that made him so good a good few years ago, he gives his all and leaves everything on the pitch though. Just not up to his standards this season.
Jonjoe Kenny: 2/10
Only played 313 minutes for Everton this season before joining Celtic on loan in January. Has not impressed there either.
Michael Keane: 8/10
Really unlucky to not get into England’s Euro 2020 squad after being a rock at the back and Ancelotti’s most used centre back. Will be a key man next season.
Yerry Mina: 6/10
When he has played the Colombian has looked solid at the back but that is the issue, he has not played enough. Overall this season Mina has missed 83 days through injury so he needs to keep himself fit to be a starter in the side.
Ben Godfrey: 9/10
Easily one of the signings of the season. Godfrey has played all across the backline and has put in fantastic displays every single time. Huge potential at just 23-years-old.
Mason Holgate: 4/10
Someone else who has played in multiple positions this season in defence but has struggled a lot more than Godfrey. Having played at right-back a lot he wasn’t able to adjust to playing in the centre of defence and made a lot of mistakes looking uneasy on the ball.
Lucas Digne: 8/10
One of the best left-backs in the league has contributed greatly to Everton’s season with 7 assists in the league. One of Everton’s most consistent performances creating 11 big chances.
Niels Nkounkou: 3/10
Looked really bright when he was playing cup games earlier on in the season. Only played six times in all competitions though.
Ancelotti’s first transfer target in the summer has not let him down. A warrior in the midfield but again keeping up with the theme he got injured which disrupted his season meaning he only ended up with 26 appearances in all competitions.
Abdoulaye Doucoure: 8/10
The legs in Everton’s midfield. The Frenchman ran games for the blues this season and when he suffered an injury you could see on the pitch there was a big difference without him. A superb signing.
Tom Davies: 7/10
Probably the best season for the scouser so far in his career. Really matured and in some really important games was the star man. The derby win at Anfield Davies ran the midfield impressively and has made himself a key figure.
Fabian Delph: 1/10
Has only completed 90 minutes once this season and offers next to nothing in midfield.
Andre Gomes: 5/10
The Portuguese international has digressed this season which each performance seemingly getting poorer. Since suffering a serious ankle injury a couple of seasons ago Gomes has been a different player and it looks like he will never really recover.
Glyfi Sigurdsson: 6/10
An inconsistent performer his whole Everton career but at times this season he has got his team out of holes. The winners against Chelsea, Sheffield United and Leeds United got Ancelotti vital points at the time. However his lack of energy at times and end product has let him down.
James Rodriguez: 8/10
The superstar signing looked like it was a match made in heaven. In all fairness it was a match made in heaven as James was Everton’s star man as he had the quality to drag Everton to winning games. However, like near enough every other player injuries have ruined his end of season. He only featured five times in the last 14 league games.
Anthony Gordon: 3/10
Only played seven times in all competitions this season before going out on loan to Preston in the Championship. Got four assists in the cups though.
Only started three league games all season and has not impressed. Did get the winner in the mental 5-4 FA Cup victory against Tottenham Hotspur and also scored in the home league defeat against Man United.
Alex Iwobi: 4/10
Played a lot of games and had Ancelotti’s backing. Had a period at wing-back where he looked promising. Apart from that though he has a poor season with very few contributions.
Started the season well for Everton as did everyone but too inconsistent over the course of the campaign. Didn’t even reach double figures in goals in the league. Had a great spell in February scoring in four games on the bounce. Needs to get back to that level for the start of next season.
Cenk Tosun: 2/10
Somehow managed to rack up seven appearances before leaving in January. Scored once against Rotherham United in the FA Cup. Played 44 minutes in the league.
Josh King: 2/10
Signed in January and was barely given a chance to have any impact on the team. Has 11 appearances to his name but all together only played 137 minutes. No goals and will leave once his contract is up in the summer.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 8/10
Arguably Everton’s most important player being the focal point of the attack and runs himself into the ground every game. 21 goals in all competitions is impressive enough to get him into the Euros squad. Has all the time and potential in the world to get better. Did fall off slightly though towards the end of the season as he only scored 3 in the last 18 league games.