Tom Davies has made six appearances in all competitions for Everton this season, and in each one he has played the full 90 minutes.
The midfielder has been developing his craft at the Merseyside outfit since 2009 when he joined their academy.
Davies made his first-team debut in 2015 and has gone on to make 76 appearances, scoring four goals and creating six assists.
Manager Marco Silva has trusted the 20-year-old with the captaincy in some matches, which indicates that he has a big future at Goodison Park.
However, after Tuesday night’s performance against Southampton in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, some fans are struggling to see what the midfielder provides.
Danny Ings gave the Saints the lead at Goodison Park on the stroke of half-time, but Theo Walcott managed to equalise in the 85th minute.
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Penalties were needed to separate the two, but misses from Walcott and Richarlison handed the victory to the visiting side.
Plenty of Everton fans took to Twitter to lambast Davies, who struggled to make an impact.
Don’t understand why he took Schneiderlin off and kept Davies on tbh. Not gonna blame that substitute just Davies is absolutely dreadful and I thought Morgan was playing well
— Ginge (@EFCGinge) October 2, 2018
What an absolutely terrible performance that was, how anyone can say Tom Davies deserves to captain our team is beyond me. The highlight of the match was probably when I got them to wish @WarrenKirkby1 happy birthday over the tannoy! ? #EFC
— Charlie ? (@CharlieFB_21) October 2, 2018
As long as we have got players of the quality of Tom Davies and Omar Niasse playing for Everton, we won’t win anything
— Matty Arnold (@MattyArnoldEFC) October 2, 2018
I’m sorry but any time we have a combination of Davies, Schneiderlin or Gueye in the middle the chance of a forward pass is 0. No creativity at all. Need a CDM who will play it forward once winning the ball.
— Nick (@NickEFC_) October 2, 2018
I don’t mind Tom Davies and have never moaned towards him but I am gradually thinking the kid may well be out of his depth here, especially playing in what can only be described as a bang average side which quite frankly is a f***ing disgrace after the money spent
— Mark Murphy (@Mark56692811) October 3, 2018
For the lads own good, feel Tom Davies needs couple games on the bench, just take some heat off the lad, surely he hears the moans and groans every time he is on the ball, its no good for anyone. Give him a blow from the starting 11.
— Kev (@KevBlank9) October 3, 2018
Cant take pens, can’t pass, can’t tackle you have to wonder why he’s our captain…. I’ve tried to be positive about him, but literally giving the ball away over and over was demoralizing last night.
— Andy Thompson (@Andy_T_EFC) October 3, 2018
Tom Davies should not be near that first team end of not good enough
— tobey more (@tobeymoreefc) October 3, 2018