Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been singing the praises of Everton attacker Steven Naismith in The Sun.
The Scotland international, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a forward, was the Toffees’ best player against Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
The 29-year-old scored a hat-trick, as Everton defeated Jose Mourinho’s side 3-1 at home in the Premier League.
The former Rangers star actually started the match on the substitutes’ bench and came on for the injured Muhamed Besic in the ninth minute.
Former Arsenal striker Wright was impressed with the performance of Naismith against Chelsea and named the Everton attacker as his ‘Player of the Weekend’.
“Naismith has still to start a game this season — and was only thrown on against Chelsea because Muhamed Besic did his hamstring in the first few minutes,” the former England international wrote in The Sun.
“But Roberto Martinez is going to find it hard to leave him on the bench at Swansea next weekend after his left foot, right foot and headed moments to remember against the champions.
“Naismith is one of those players who just gets on with it, never moans, but never lets you down when his chance comes.”
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, Everton had 39% of the possession, took 14 shots of which nine were on target, and earned seven corners.
Hosts Chelsea had 61% of the possession, took 15 shots of which just two were on target, and earned 14 corners.