Loads of Everton fans have been giving their verdict on Saturday’s win, and they’re convinced that they’ve finally found a replacement for Leighton Baines.
Baines is an Everton legend, but the veteran left back has been off the pace for quite some time now.
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva clearly identified the defence as a problem area immediately when they arrived, and the summer capture of Lucas Digne looks to have done just the trick.
The former Barcelona and PSG man was fabulous against Leicester, as Silva’s side picked up their second consecutive league win.
Digne was flying down the left flank, racking up two shots, one key passes and six crosses.
He was also solid defensively with three tackles, three interceptions and two clearances, and fans are heaping praise on the summer signing.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bernard will likely take the headlines for their super displays, but Digne was equally impressive, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I used to dread the day father time caught up with Leighton Baines, I mean how do you replace one of the best left backs around. But my oh my we have a cracker replacement in Lucas Digne what a player, well played Marco Silva and Marcel Brands.#Digne #EFC
— Kev (@KevBlank9) October 6, 2018
Top top player !
— Peter McCann (@stockporttoffee) October 6, 2018
Early days isn’t mate but he looks a cracking player and a boss long term replacement
— Simon (@Is_Right) October 6, 2018
In Digne and Bernard we could have finally replaced what we had in Baines and Pienaar. Just…. Brilliant.
— David 1878 (@davidjbricey) October 6, 2018
Great game and 3 points! Bernard, Zouma, Digne and Gylfi absolute joys to watch. ? COYB pic.twitter.com/jVGgEZhf9p
— Graeme Mock (@Moxter87) October 6, 2018
Digne >>>> Shaw
— Nostalgia ? (@_iamayo) October 6, 2018
Richarlison, Digne, Zouma and Bernard have been absolutely class since signing for us. Marco and Brands doing the business ?
— Tom Cain (@TomCain_1878) October 6, 2018