A section of the Everton supporters were fuming at the performance of Richarlison during Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Watford. The Toffees had come into the game on the back of successive home losses and their fortunes did not change at Vicarage Road where they lacked the cutting edge upfront.
Against the Hornets, Richarlison was fielded on the right side of the attack after previously being dropped to the bench versus Manchester City but he could not make much of an impact before he was substituted during the second period. Following the game, a few fans were far from pleased with the efforts of the Brazil international, who has lost his scoring touch after a bright beginning to the campaign.
Here are some of the tweets:
Been coming for a wile we. Just can’t score Richarlison well wishing he stayed at Watford now doesn’t he thinking y did I leave. Watford for this and silva now questions need to be asked
— James Evans (@Efc12Evans) February 9, 2019
Bernard is the most creative player @Everton
have had since @therealstevenpi
yet he can’t get a start? Walcott consistently poor and Richarlison went missing months ago , terrible time to watch #EFC
— AndyB (@andyb3303) February 9, 2019
Has richarlison even come out the second half
— craig blundell (@bluenose1969) February 9, 2019
If Richarlison put as much effort into playing and not going down when the wind gets a bit much around him, he would be a great player. #EFC
— Liam G (@liamg1878) February 9, 2019
Can tell Richarlison is 21 years old, constantly switches off, he’s at fault for that goal loses his man again
— Oliver Sawle (@OllieSawle) February 9, 2019
Richarlison has been the Toffees’ leading scorer this term with 11 goals but of late, he has been ineffective barring the Premier League match at struggling Huddersfield Town. Alongside him, Gylfi Sigurdsson has been another disappointment over the past few weeks and this has partly contributed to the club’s poor run of form.
With a third successive defeat, the Toffees are facing the genuine prospect of missing out on Europa League football next term, given seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers are already five points ahead them with a game in hand over Newcastle United.
Moreover, the Merseysiders have a tough run-in at Goodison Park with matches against Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United and Burnley to end the season and they could fear for the worst unless manager Marco Silva manages to provide some motivation to the current squad.