2 assists from 4 attempts, Gerard Deulofeu shines in Everton win over West Brom

The Spaniard set up both goals for Romelu Lukaku in another fine performance for the Toffees.

When Gerard Deulofeu was secured on a permanent deal from Barcelona this summer, it was a signing many Evertonians were more than pleased with.

Having impressed while on loan with the Toffees the season before last, there was huge hope that he could replicate that kind of form again for them this season.

So far he has not been given game time by manager Roberto Martinez, but after impressing against Reading in the Capital One cup, was drafted in for the game against West Brom on Monday evening.

And he put on a stellar performance for the side to show them what they were missing last season.

  MatchGoal AssistTotal Att AssistOntarget Att AssistPass
Big Chance CreatedTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Gerard Deulofeu West Brom vs Everton 2 4 2 76% 3 45 1

First and foremost are his assists from the game, with him proving a big danger to the West Brom with his crossing in particular, managing two assists for Romelu Lukaku, from his four attempted assists.

In fact, he was a danger throughout with his passing as well, enjoying a pass success rate of 76% and also creating three big chances for his side in the game.

Well known as someone with a good touch as well, that was also evident in the display as he had 46 total touches in the game with just one of them proving unsuccessful, a success rate of 97%.

It was a fine performance from Deulofeu as he linked up superbly with Lukaku to help his side to an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat

After also impressing in the Capital One Cup as well, it’s hard to see how Roberto Martinez can leave him out of his side going forward.

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