Eight won tackles, eight ball recoveries: Idrissa Gueye shines on Everton debut

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele Alli

The midfielder was highly impressive in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the matchEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye was in impressive form this weekend as his side drew with Tottenham Hotspur.

The midfielder is a new signing at Goodison Park this summer, with Ronald Koeman having elected to bring him to the club from Aston Villa.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele AlliEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Dele Alli

He showed his faith in his new man on Saturday, handing him his Premier League debut as they took on Tottenham in the opening game of the season.

It proved to be a smart decision from the Dutchman too, with Gueye putting in an impressive display in the middle of the park that drew comparisons to N’Golo Kante.

  PositionTeamMatchPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonBall RecoveryPoss Won Mid 3rdAccurate PassTouchesUnsuccessful TouchMins Played
Idrissa Gueye MF Everton Everton vs Tottenham 82% 6 2 8 2 31 59 2 90

As the stats provided by Opta, he was dominant in several areas for the Toffees.

He registered 59 touches in total, the third highest of any Everton player, with just two proving to be unsuccessful.

Defensively he was a beast, posting six won tackles, the most of any player in the game, and two won interceptions.

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor WanyamaEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action with Tottenham's Victor Wanyama

He also managed eight ball recoveries, again the most of any player in the game, as well as winning possession in the midfield third twice.

He also registered 31 accurate passes and a passing accuracy of 82% in a display that will have Everton fans dreaming of him being a star in future.

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

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