It has been a hugely disappointing Premier League campaign for Everton winger Theo Walcott, and one of his season statistics in particular should leave Toffees fans asking plenty of questions.
Having been something of a regular starter throughout the campaign under Marco Silva, the 30-year-old has been on the substitutes’ bench for the Merseyside outfit’s previous three fixtures and has racked up just 16 minutes of top flight football in that time.
Still, he has featured in all but one of Everton’s Premier League matches and has three goals and two assists to show for it.
Quite incredibly two of those goals and one of the assists came before the end of August, meaning he has just one of each in his previous 28 outings.
It is no shock then that he currently finds himself out of favour under his Portuguese manager, and one stat in particular should leave the Goodison Park faithful scratching their heads.
The 47-cap England international has always played on the right wing when he has been on the pitch this term, and given his pace, direct style and generally quality you would expect that he would be one player that would be fouled the most by opponents this season.
As per stats-based website WhoScored though, it simply isn’t the case.
Richarlison is way ahead of any of his Toffees teammates having been fouled an average of 2.2 times every game, with the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Gylfi Sigurdsson behind him.
Two other wide forwards in Bernard and Ademola Lookman are also above the former Arsenal man down in 12th, with his number standing at 0.7 per Premier League appearance.
Given his attributes it is certainly a confusing statistic, and proves that he isn’t as much of a threat consistently as he should be.
It shows where Walcott is going wrong right now – and perhaps where he has throughout his entire career – as he looks to prove to Silva that he should be starting for Everton on a regular basis.
This along with his goals and assists record surely leaves Toffees fans asking plenty of questions about his future, which will surely be in doubt this summer unless there is a big turnaround.