Some sections of Everton fans were impressed with the performance of Richarlison during the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Toffees had come into the game following a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United on the road, and it appeared that they could face a similar pattern against Maurizio Sarri’s side, who dominated the proceedings until the interval.
Following the break, however, Everton witnessed a significant change in momentum with the increased intensity on the playing field, and this eventually paid dividends with two goals – both of which involved Richarlison.
The Brazil international has been struggling for form since the turn of the year, but he managed to make the difference against the Blues after he pounced on a rebound for the opening goal, before earning the penalty which Gylfi Sigurdsson converted on the second attempt.
Here are some of the reactions to his performance against Chelsea…
Brilliant second half. Excellent from Richarlison and Pickford. Another quality game from Calvert-Lewin. #efc ??
— Llŷr Gravell (@LlyrGrav) March 17, 2019
DCL my MOTM. He was this side’s ignition switch today. Richarlison also a huge turnaround in the second half. Funny how getting your best attacking player on the ball leads to good things, eh? Gueye ??. Given how little he’s played lately, thought Mina did just fine. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) March 17, 2019
I’ve seen a few criticise Richarlison recently on here, he’s a rough diamond, yes cos he still learning but he is 1 of the few real match winners we have in our squad & he’s only going to get better! Sort of player we need to building a team around ???? #UTFT #EFC
— #KJEFC (@khrjacko) March 17, 2019
Richarlison proved me wrong today. Also yerry mina as well
— ? (@aleczander_99) March 17, 2019
At times in the second half Coleman and Richarlison played like classic Baines and Pienaar #EVECHE #EFC #COYB
— John Bennetto (@JohnBennetto) March 17, 2019
With the strike against Chelsea, Richarlison has now scored in back-to-back league games for the Toffees, while his goal was the first against a top-six side since making the switch to the Premier League.