Everton striker Moise Kean is yet to make his first start since moving to Goodison Park.
There was great excitement when Kean was brought to Goodison Park from Juventus over the summer, but he hasn’t dislodged Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton’s starting line-up yet.
Calvert-Lewin is yet to score a goal for the Toffees, but Silva has great faith in the English youngster.
And it seems that Everton fans could be waiting even longer before Kean is utilised as a starter, judging from Silva’s latest comments.
“With Kean it is really different, we are talking about a really young player,” he said.
“Last season he started about five matches at a high level, so we have to give this time to him to learn. He can help the team in specific moments, and then we work with him to get him ready.”
The suggestion that Kean is not yet ready may disappoint Everton supporters, who are desperate for the 19-year-old to be unleashed.
Calvert-Lewin just doesn’t look like a clinical goalscorer, for all his hard work, and Everton need more from their striker.
There is a hope that Kean can become Everton’s main man up-front, but it seems like patience could be required.
Silva’s men are next in action on Friday evening against Aston Villa, but it could be that Kean is forced to start from the bench again.