Loads of Everton fans have been reflecting on Wednesday’s draw against Newcastle, and they’re starting to wonder if Idrissa Gueye is a weak spot in Marco Silva’s side.
Gueye has been one of Everton’s most consistent performers over the last couple of years, averaging at least 3.5 tackles per game in every season he has played for the Toffees.
However, there have always been question marks about his ability on the ball, and those concerns are now growing due to the demands of playing for Marco Silva.
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The performance at Anfield showed just how far Everton have come under the new boss, but Gueye isn’t exactly tailor-made for this free-flowing, possession-based football.
The 29 year-old is best when the other team has the majority of the ball, exemplified by his monstrous display at Arsenal earlier this season, but he made just one tackle against Newcastle on Wednesday.
The Senegalese international doesn’t have a creative bone in his body, and plenty of fans are singling him out as a weak spot when they play against defensive teams.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, look away now Idriss…
Unpopular opinion.. #gueye isn’t good enough
— Lester.. (@lestereverton80) December 5, 2018
I got shot down for this, absolutely superb at breaking up play and making tackles, but technically he’s shocking on the ball….. loses possession so often.
If he’s as good as the stats make out then why’s no one snapped him up?
— Shane (@BlueBastard1878) December 5, 2018
i love gueye but he can’t pass
— esme (@esmecalder) December 5, 2018
Idrissa Gueye would be one of the best if he could pass a ball
— Philipé Jean-Paul (@PhilipeJeanP) December 5, 2018
Gueye 2 abysmal games on the run drop him put sig next to gomes
— Paul Kerr (@paulcharleskerr) December 5, 2018
Gama gueye isn’t as great as people make him out to be so poor at times !!
— James Andrews (@stiflerbaby007) December 5, 2018
Poorest I’ve seen Gueye in a while, his passing is appalling. Simple passes he struggles to do
— Lewis (@xRicharlison) December 5, 2018
How is Gueye still allowed to shoot
— David Jones (@DJ1878EFC) December 5, 2018