Richarlison had a game to forget as Watford lost 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in October 2017.
The Brazilian caused Chelsea’s defence no end of problems but he fell apart with the goal at his mercy. Not once, but twice, Richarlison missed a sitter as his Watford side eventually succumbed to a late Chelsea charge.
Although it seems the forward still has plenty of admirers in West London.
Richarlison is now at Everton and has enjoyed a superb start to life on Merseyside after his club-record £50 million summer move. And, according to Goal Brazil, Chelsea have been keeping a very close eye on his progress since the start of last season.
Worryingly, the report suggests that Richarlison’s shelf life at Everton is rather short, perhaps suggesting that Goodison Park could be a stepping stone to something arguably bigger.
However, with ambitious Everton hoping to go from the ‘best of the rest’ to genuine challengers for a place in the top six, do not expect them to let Brazil’s new centre-forward leave in the near future.
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva are building something very exciting right now and Richarlison, who has six Premier League goals to his name already in Everton colours, is a poster boy for a new era.