Great play from Davies to put Ramirez through and great finish! Then Everton were gradually pulled apart. The Blues lacked balance and teamwork. The crowd became worryingly silent and it was obvious that Sevilla were far the better team ...until Besic, Kenny and Lookman came on. Suddenly, there was quick positive flowing movement and most players began to look much improved. The crowd caught the excitement and Sevilla were being torn apart. Why? It was because of these three players.
Besic and Kenny injected drive and much needed dynamic positive play into the side. Options began to appear in attack and Lookman's speed and creativity worried Sevilla's defence. Besic and Kenny were proactive and confident. Lookman was sharp and brilliant.
Davies works well with them and so does Calvert-Lewin (Koeman is right to persist with him, but he needs a mid-field clicking and Lookman in support.)
Based on the above performance: Team selection for Stoke: Ramirez, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Davies, Klassen, Rooney, Besic, Schneiderlin, Keane, Kenny & Pickford - Subs. Baines, Mirallas, Holgate, Williams, Barry, Jags. ...