Five things learned from Everton's 0-0 draw with Lille: Hibbert still a hero

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We look at some conclusions from Everton's 0-0 draw against Lille last night.

Tony Hibbert can still cut it

Look, Hibbert is never going to marauder up the pitch like the 'Killybegs Cafu' Seamus Coleman. But what he can still do is defend. during his prime he was one of the more under-rated defenders in the Premier League and while those days are gone he can still cut it at the highest level when it comes to doing the ugly stuff.

He certainly did a better job than Leighton Baines did on Divock Origi last night and while his attacking attrbutes leave much to be desired he is still a worthy option.

He even had a shot on goal, sort of!

Sylvain Distin has definitely lost a yard

Origi is quick, in fact, the entire Lille front-line was quick.

But so is Distin. His fast-twitch fibres have ignored the sands of time, remaining one of the fleetest of footed players in the Premier League despite his advancement in years.

It looks however as though time is catching up with the legendary defender.

Phil Jagielka was looking quicker off the mark than Distin, whose career at Goodison Park unfortunately appears to be dwindling toward expiry.

Divock Origi ... meh!

Much was made of the future Liverpool star that Everton will have to face in the future. After the game everyone was ranting and raving about his talents.

Did people watch a different game?

He had his moments. But Hibbert pocketed him, as did Jagielka. While he looked more dangerous attacking down his favoured right side his end product looked non-existent at times.

He is only 19, which bodes well for Everton's rivals.

But from what he showed last night, he looks no better than a glorified Wilfried Zaha.

Muhammed Besic looks a future star

His first touch was not great, that back-heel against Chelsea.

But the Bosnian has picked himself up since and last night looked really impressive.

You could see he had a remit from Roberto Martinez to play deep and he stuck to it most of the time. But when he travelled with the ball he looked a real danger, ghosting past players at times.

His decision making still needs work, but this mad-dog midfielder looks set to play a big part in Everton's season.

Phil Jagielka is still the man

Jags came under criticism earlier in the season for some poor form, rightly so, he was struggling.

But yesterday he was back to his old self.

The England international shone at the back for Everton, demonstrating once again that he should never be doubted.

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