Everton recorded a much-needed win against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Gary Neville has stated that Everton need ‘more’ players like Idrissa Gueye following their 2-0 win against Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Marco Silva’s side recorded a much-needed three points in the Premier League, with senior man Gueye playing the full 90 minutes in the middle of the park.
After a lacklustre opening 45 minutes, the home team came out of the blocks in the second period with Richarlison opening the scoring before Gylfi Sigurdsson netted at the second attempt after seeing his initial penalty saved.
Speaking during Sky Sports Premier League’s commentary of the game (17/03/2019 at 6:10 pm), Neville was in awe o the 29-year-old and the manner in which he presented himself in midfield.
“They need more of his type,” Neville told Sky Sports Premier League. “Idrrissa Gueye, he is the one that has the tenacity during those difficult periods in the first half when it’s tough for his team. Pick of the bunch.”
Since his arrival from Aston Villa during the summer of 2016, Gueye has been one of a very few consistent performers for the Toffees during what has been an indifferent campaign.
His work rate in midfield, ability to intercept the ball, tackle and ensure the back four is protected is one of his strengths which has not been backed up by his teammates this term.
Those three points against Chelsea have been long overdue for Silva because his players have produced a number of bad performances and results in recent months.
Nonetheless, that win keeps Silva’s side 11th in the Premier League table, but they have closed the gap on those teams ahead of them as domestic football now takes an international break.