Everton vs Swansea: Player Ratings

GK: Tim Howard – 5

Stones was more at fault for the penalty but Howard dawdled and would have cleared it if he reacted straight away. Made a few saves and suffered from another deflection.

DR: Bryan Oviedo – 5

Clearly not a right back. Coleman’s introduction was a big positive as having a left footed right back doesn’t work.

DR: Seamus Coleman – 5

Welcome return and maybe should have scored twice. He helped increase our attacking threat but couldn’t help find that goal, but his misses cost us.

DC: John Stones: – 4

Possibly his worst game at centre-back. It seems almost a case of him believing his own hype in the last few months as his performances have gotten worse. At fault for the first goal and his game didn’t get any better.

DC: Ramiro Funes Mori – 7

Is he, on form, our best centre-back? Another good game for the Argentine and didn’t put a foot wrong. Seems to know when to clear the ball, unlike Stones at the moment.

DL: Leighton Baines – 5

Frustrating game. Got in all the right position but his play and crossing weren’t quite at his top levels.

MC: Gareth Garry – 8

Another classy performances from Barry. Helped control the middle of the park again but must feel helpless at times with errors being made around him.

MC: Muhamed Besic – N/A

Big shame for the injury. He started well and hopefully would have had another top game but hopefully he’s not out for too long.

MC: Tom Cleverley -6

Did well in Besic’s absence. Always showing for the ball and working hard for the team. Typical solid performance.

AMR: Gerard Deulofeu -8 (Man Of The Match)

Should have had about five assists. His wonderful crossing got more and more frustrating with each missed opportunity. A poacher on the end of those crosses and the result may have been different.

AMC: Ross Barkley -5

His short passing is brilliant but his contribution leading to goals seems to have gone missing recently. He seems to be playing within himself and making poor choices in the final third. These types of games he should be dominating.

AML: Kevin Mirallas – N/A

Feel sorry for him, he had his chance to show Martinez that him and Deulofeu could work in the same side but injury robbed him of that chance.

AML: Steven Pienaar – 7

We looked a lot better with him. His link up play and footballing brain was on show again. Hopefully it shows signs of getting the old Pienaar back.

ST: Romelu Lukaku -6

Where was he for those crosses? The goals have dried up in the last few matches but had the balls to score four or five here. It seemed he was coming too deep to be involved with the build up but that’s not where we need him.

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