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Everton: Amadou Onana failed his World Cup audition

After their crushing midweek defeat to AFC Bournemouth, there was hope that on their second trip Everton might be able to muster up a more impressive performance.

However, it seems that when it comes to the Vitality Stadium, the Toffees never seem to have much luck. It marked another game on the south coast without victory, in a ground where the Toffees have never won in the league.

In an equally embarrassing display as Tuesday’s, Frank Lampard sent out his first-choice side only to receive another beating by three goals.

Whilst many could have been highlighted for their frustrating displays, it must be noted that the officiating performance left little to be desired.

There were calls for Lewis Cook to see red for a two-footed lunge, just after the Cherries had scored their second despite James Tarkowski being left in a heap holding his head.

Regardless, that cannot excuse the individual performance of Amadou Onana, who was riding the high of selection for the Belgium national team with the World Cup looming.

Would you sack Frank Lampard?

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Yes

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However, he failed in his big audition for a starting birth with an anonymous 75 minutes of football.

With just 40 touches and 18 accurate passes all game, perhaps the most damning statistic is that even his goalkeeper Jordan Pickford recorded more passes, with 21.

Despite holding 64% of the ball, there was little creativity in the midfield which led to their lack of opportunities. They could only muster three shots on target compared to the home side’s nine, with the engine room often left empty for the Bournemouth midfield to run riot,

For a man whose game revolves around his defensive actions, the fact that the 21-year-old recorded only three tackles whereas his partner Idrissa Gueye made seven shows the gulf in quality.

That would be all he offered, as Onana made no interceptions, clearances or blocks (via SofaScore).

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

With the break coming at a perfect time for Everton, Belgium will have hopes that they can finally take advantage of their golden generation with a World Cup victory.

However, with performances like that, there is little chance that the 6-foot-3 colossus will play a part in any success they might have.

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