Everton: Tony Scott questions Anthony Gordon’s role under Frank Lampard

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Tony Scott has ripped into Anthony Gordon, claiming he’s only getting a free pass in the Everton team because he’s one of their own.

It was a hectic and whirlwind summer for Everton and Gordon, with the club rejecting all advances from a whole host of Premier League clubs for their young winger, despite not putting up great numbers last season, registering just six goals involvements.

However, that didn’t stop Chelsea from lodging a £60 million bid for Gordon, although they will be glad that wasn’t accepted given that the winger has more yellow cards than goal involvements this season having already picked up six cautions.

Scott, who’s not been impressed by Gordon this season, has claimed on the All Together Now podcast that the winger is getting a free pass because he’s a scouser.

(24:10) “If he wasn’t a local lad and he wasn’t an Evertonian, he’d be launched out of the team and there’d be a lot more pressure on him not to be in the starting lineup, he’s getting a free pass because he’s local, that’s the only reason why he’s in this team at the moment because he’s not doing a thing.

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“I’m not having a go at him at all, by the way, I want him to do well, but I’m clearly justifying a reason as to why on earth is he in the team because he’s not doing a thing at the moment, as Gav touched on there, six yellow cards in 10 games, centre midfielder don’t get that, what’s he doing on the wing.”

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It’s no surprise that Scott is far from happy with Gordon and his performances as this season he appears more interested in getting into needless scuffles and committing fouls than making an impression on the game with goals and assists.

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Against Newcastle United, he was involved in a small mele with Fabian Schar after the Everton winger went down rather easily in the box looking for a penalty, something that saw him end up with another booking.

Gordon now has six bookings, two goals and zero assists to his name, something that certainly doesn’t scream a £60 million price tag and Frank Lampard does indeed have a big job on his hands to get the winger back in the groove and firing on all cylinders.

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