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Everton: Allan was a liability against Leicester City

Everton managed to snatch what could be a vital point for their hopes of avoiding getting relegated from the Premier League.

In last night’s clash against Leicester City at Goodison Park, the Toffees found themselves 1-0 down with just five minutes on the clock after Harvey Barnes grabbed a goal for the away side.

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Then, in the dying minutes of the match, Everton attacker Richarlison managed to score the equaliser for his side and avoid a defeat for Frank Lampard’s side.

Despite managing to end the game with a point when they were close to leaving empty-handed, one player in an Everton shirt that arguably let his team down on the night was Allan.

Starting in a midfield next to Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobi, the Brazilian only played 58 minutes of action before being replaced by Dele Alli.

This ended up being a stroke of genius by Lampard as Alli played a big part in Everton’s late goal.

As for Allan, the midfielder only had 29 touches of the ball in total, which worryingly is fewer than goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had throughout the game.

In those 29 touches, the 31-year-old made just 17 accurate passes, misplacing one cross and one long ball.

With no key passes, dribbles attempted or shots at goal, the midfielder offered next to nothing going forward.

Was Allan disappointing against Leicester?

Yes

Yes

No

No

From a defensive point of view, the Brazil international lost six of the nine duels he was involved in as well as getting dribbled past on three occasions and giving one foul away.

This shows that he was somewhat of a liability for the Toffees and was probably right to be taken off in the second half.

Having been slammed for being “clumsy” with his tackles in the past by Garry Birtles, Allan wasn’t at his best in a defensive regard this time out either.

This display ultimately earned Allan a very disappointing overall match rating of 6.1/10 from SofaScore, making him the lowest-rated Everton player that stepped foot on the pitch.

The Liverpool Echo also picked up on the Brazilian’s poor performance by saying that he “was not strong enough in possession to justify his place on the pitch beyond the opening minutes of the second half.”

Moving forward, Lampard will definitely need the midfielder to be a much more impactful player either in a defensive or attacking sense between now and the end of the season if they want to have a good chance of avoiding the drop.

In other news: EFC plotting £25m bid for “dangerous” £152k-p/w ace, it could be bye-bye Richarlison

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