Richarlison must stay at Everton despite Chelsea reportedly watching him

2nd December 2018, Anfield, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League football, Liverpool versus Everton; a dejected Richarlison of Everton looks on at the final whistle as the match ends 1-0

A report in Brazil claims Chelsea are keeping their eye on the Everton forward.

24th November 2018, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Cardiff City; Richarlison of Everton controls the ball on the right wing

The Brazilian edition of Goal is reporting that Chelsea are tracking Everton forward Richarlison, just mere months after his move to Goodison Park.

Interest is to be expected, of course - the ex-Watford man has been a revelation since joining Everton, proving himself to be a very promising player and forcing his way into Tete's Brazil squad for the first time.

Able to lead the line or from the left flank, Richarlison has become arguably the main man in Marco Silva's new-look Everton and it appears that Chelsea are suitably impressed.

 

The Blues supposedly held an interest before he moved to Merseyside and his performances will only have grown that, but from Richarlison's perspective, it's vital that he ignores it.

We all saw how badly the Brazilian struggled once things weren't flowing under Silva last season - Richarlison didn't score or assist a goal from the time of Everton's interest in the boss back in November 2017.

It's easy to forget that he's still only 21-years-old and it's perfectly natural to find a certain manager and a certain way of playing to be comfortable at that age.

Richarlison of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

A change in environment could halt his progress once again and it's important that doesn't happen at his age.

Things are good at Goodison and Richarlison is improving and gaining experience - stick with that for now, and if a similar move still looks appealing in a few years, it'll be worth a lot more thought.

Richarlison of Everton battles with Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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