Everton fans want Keane dropped from starting XI

Everton opened their 2018-19 Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

It was a decent result when considering that the Toffees had to play for more than 45 minutes with 10 men, but the club’s supporters will be looking for a win at home to Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

Phil Jagielka will be unavailable due to his red card against Wolves, but summer arrivals Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina are both expected to feature for the Merseyside outfit.

Michael Keane was in the XI against Wolves, but it would be fair to say that the former Manchester United defender had a mixed afternoon.

Keane has found it difficult to win over the Everton fans since arriving from Burnley in the summer of 2017, and many have called for the centre-back to be dropped this weekend.

The fact that Silva brought both Zouma and Mina to Everton means that Keane – on £60,000 a week at Goodison Park – has a serious battle on his hands to secure a regular spot this season.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below: