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Everton gave a brilliant performance in Duncan Ferguson’s first game as caretaker manager, following the sacking of Marco Silva.
It was Richarlison who opened the scoring for the Toffees, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin went on to bag a brace.
Lucas Digne was not involved in any of the goals, but he did put in an impressive performance for the team, playing an important part in the 3-1 win against Chelsea.
The Frenchman, who is rated at £27m on Transfermarkt, put in a solid defensive performance, completing seven of his eight attempted tackles throughout the game, while also managing four clearances and one interception.
This indicates just how effective the 26-year-old was at the back and even when he was involved in Matteo Kovacic’s goal, there is very little more he could have done, after getting in ahead of Willian to prevent what would have been an easy tap in.
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Digne was also efficient when he had the ball at his feet, as he completed the one dribble that he attempted, while maintaining a pass success rate of 89% and making one key pass.
This was a good all-round performance from the Frenchman, that will bring plenty of encouragement for Ferguson.
In other news, many Everton fans have been hailing a key man after the Chelsea win.