Everton: Greg O’Keeffe believes Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon are major issues

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Greg O’Keeffe has claimed on the All Together Now podcast that Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon are now proving to be issues for Everton.

The Everton duo have not enjoyed a fruitful start to the season for being attacking wingers managing just three goal involvements between them, and none of them have been assists, which is a concern for any winger in the Premier League.

While many will point to the fact that Gordon cost the club nothing and Gray only set them back £1.80 million as to why fans and Lampard can’t be expecting too much from either of them, but if the Toffees are to be competitive this season, they need their wingers to step up.

O’Keeffe has slammed the pair, claiming their form and lack of end product are now major issues.

(4:30) “Gray has a go, usually, you can’t accuse him of not doing that but he and Gordon were a major issue and when you are relying on them for your creativity solely and you’ve got Calvert-Lewin who, as Gav rightly said, doesn’t create in and of himself, he’s more of a target man, I think it’s no wonder we’re struggling.”

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It’s no surprise that O’Keeffe has been left far from impressed by both Gordon and Gray especially against Newcastle United as they managed just 39 and 33 touches each during a game they were trailing for large parts.

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Therefore, if the wingers aren’t getting involved in the game and creating things for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who’s a big threat aerially and a huge presence in the box, then it’s unclear what the Toffees’ game plan was.

Neither of them managed to register a shot in the entire game and also failed to complete a single cross into the box (FBRef), despite, as said above, having a huge target man to aim at in the middle of the area.

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