The effect of Andre Gomes in Merseyside

Everton is becoming a different breed. A sense of freshness in their game. Is it because of the new manager and his tactics? or is it because of the injection of new talents to their roster? Maybe a mix of both. Marco Silva’s tactics are working well and some players have exceeded expectations. One of those players is a Barcelona flop, Andre Gomes.

When we dive deep into the stats, there is nothing much. Andre Gomes is yet to score or assist in the Premier League. So what is it that makes us think he is an improved player? Even in the Merseyside derby that Everton narrowly lost at Anfield, Gomes was influential. He was denied the goal thanks to Alisson and Joe Gomez brilliance. He constantly orchestrated the game and got into positions of great threat.

With the injection of Gomes to the midfield, the midfield is looking a better unit. Gylfi Sigurdsson is allowed to roam free with his attacking duties while Gomes and Gueye will control the midfield. After the change, Everton’s stats are getting better and better. They have started scoring more goals and reduced the number of goals that they let in. They pass the ball more now and Gomes boasts a figure of 52.33 passes per game. He is good at winning the ball back as well as winning the aerial battles.

His performances for the Toffees have sparkled the talks of making the deal permanent. Will Barcelona be interested? Gomes will most certainly be. Gomes didn’t fare well at the Camp Nou but life at Merseyside has started well for him. Will he be a legend at Merseyside? Time will give you the answer.

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