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:
Good…hope he enjoy watching it from the bench 👍
— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) August 15, 2018
We not going to play the system to get best out him like they did at Burnley! He is a limited defender
— Andy Mc (@Amcgregor21) August 15, 2018
Just got to teach you to stop ball watching and be on the correct side of your man when ball’s are played into our box next….
— Neil Vaughan (@vaughanieno10) August 15, 2018
Same he’s not very good
— DJSPARKY (@140samshadow) August 15, 2018
Must have been all that running back to the half way line during that pointless 22-0
— OldGold80 (@OGold80) August 15, 2018