Everton fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger at Gylfi Sigurdsson for his performance in the 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.
The Toffees were sunk by a Yerry Mina own goal in the first half at Goodison Park, followed by a second half strike from Lys Mousset a result that sees the newly-promoted Blades leapfrog them in the table.
And many supporters were quick to single out Sigurdsson for criticism after a fairly anonymous display.
The Icelandic international was a fair way off his usual, creative best for Marco Silva’s men, and supporters were not shy about making their feelings known.
Here are some of the best tweets from fans.
Sheff Utd are a strong hard team. Yes we’ve had possession, but why have we done with it? Nothing apart from Digne and Bernard. Richarlison and Sigurdsson been a disgrace. Kean no better than DCL. It’s all going to shit. Mina can’t play in this league either by the way…#EVESHU
— Greg (@GregEFC) September 21, 2019
It’s impressive how uninvolved Sigurdsson manages to be every week considering where he plays
— Rob (@RobSwissWill) September 21, 2019
Silva And Sigurdsson Out
— Nathan (@Nathan04898645) September 21, 2019
Sigurdsson has the potential to be the best player on the pitch every time he steps over that white line, and that’s arguably what makes displays like this one so frustrating.
Against Sheffield United he got a 6.5 rating from WhoScored – nine United players got a higher score.
And that kind of “invisible” performance, as one fan called it, has to stop as soon as possible.
It’s all a bit predictable really isn’t it! Absolutely pointless exercise playing both Delph and Schneiderlin in this game and the worlds slowest man in Sigurdsson!
The longer it stays 0-0, the more likely we are to lose!
Hoping to get a ‘that aged well’ comment shortly! ????
— Ian Irvine (@irvine75) September 21, 2019
Sigurdsson invisible against Sheffield United hahahahaha imagine my shock
— Jack? ? (@JackEFC95) September 21, 2019
The Toffees will be looking to break into the top six this season.
Certainly, with Chelsea looking ropey, Manchester United inconsistent, and Arsenal shipping goals for fun, there could be a spot up for grabs, and with the likes of Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean brought in over the summer, the Blues should be there or thereabouts.
But they will never get anywhere near where they want to be if their biggest players simply don’t turn up against newly-promoted sides.
In Sigurdsson’s case, he needs to start doing the basics well to provide himself with that foundational base on which he can start to build the more spectacular parts of his game.
So far this season he’s contributed just one assist in six Premier League games. Last season he scored 13 goals and added six goals in 38 games.
He needs to pull his finger out and start inspiring his side.
He's been woeful has Sigurdsson. What on earth do you watch.
— SILVA AND BRANDS OUT (@zcars1980) September 21, 2019
How does Sigurdsson survive the fraud
— ?? (@Evertxn) September 21, 2019