Everton earned an excellent point away to Chelsea in the English Premier League on Sunday, holding the Blues to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Having beaten Brighton & Hove Albion last week at Goodison Park, the Toffees headed into yesterday’s encounter full of confidence that they could frustrate Maurizio Sarri’s side and did exactly that, with a towering defence performance keeping world class talents like Eden Hazard quiet all afternoon.
One of the top performers was centre-back Michael Keane, who appears to have completely turned around fans’ perception of him as an unreliable defender.
There’s no doubt he’s had a slow start to this Everton career but if he can keep producing resolute performances like Sunday’s then he will no doubt become a fan favourite in time.
Any criticism of him has dried up, with many now amazed at his recent form.
These Everton supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Michael Keane boss again today. Some of those impect passes were sublime 👏🏻👏🏻
— Baz (@THT1878) November 11, 2018
I’m stunned by his turnaround. I genuinely believed he was a write off after last season.
— James Evans (@Evans48J) November 11, 2018
I reckon Michael Keane has been that good this season that we recall Martina & Williams and play them next to him and we will still be ace
— Bramley Toffee Apple (@ToffeeDaft) November 11, 2018
Michael Keane took a knock to the head at Bournemouth ever since he's been immense lol
— that guy who hates it all. (@chrisjlatimer) November 11, 2018
When Michael Keane empties his pockets when he’s home pic.twitter.com/Eka5QGin4c
— Mike 🐦 (@EfcMikee) November 11, 2018
The improvement of Michael Keane has been amazing, one of the best defenders in the prem right now
— The Blues (@SOSEFC1878) November 11, 2018
Mad that Michael Keane ironing himself out down at Bournemouth has turned him into an absolute animal.
— Callum Jones (@Callum_Jones_93) November 11, 2018
Michael Keane superb again
— Perks (@lloydperkins9) November 11, 2018