So which bit of my post was cobblers?
Has he been awful so far for Everton?
Has he had impressive stats over the past few years?
Do Iceland and did Swansea against lesser teams set the team up to maximise his ability?
So were is the cobblers?
Please don’t spread needless hatred and negativity, we need to stay united
Yes we need to stay united and stay behind our players. This is taken from the OS:
There is much debate about the relevance of statistics in any walk of life. The value of crunching numbers in football, though, divides opinion to the nth degree.
So compelling was the data on Gylfi Sigurdsson when he joined Everton, it was impossible to ignore.
Perhaps we were not surprised to learn he had set up 26 Premier League goals in the past five seasons (the fifth highest total in the division during that period).
Nor did our eyebrows raise especially high on learning the seven free-kicks scored by the Icelander since 2011 outstripped the comparative total of any other player in England’s top-flight.
A raft of additional statistics further supported the view that this is one of the most gifted, imaginative players in the country… on the continent, in fact.
What did take everyone aback, was the discovery that Sigurdsson covered more ground than any of his Premier League counterparts last term.
And watching the 28-year-old at Selhurst Park, you could have been forgiven for thinking he had matched his 433km from 2016-17 in one afternoon of perpetual motion.
Sigurdsson was initially deployed behind Oumar Niasse but routinely forced to retreat and buttress the Toffees’ midfield stocks as Palace’s collection of nimble forwards went at their visitors hammer and tongs in search of three vital points.
After the break, Unsworth asked Sigurdsson to put in a shift in front of Leighton Baines on the Blues’ left – and he carried out his duties to the letter.
Sigurdsson repeatedly tracked back to aid Baines’ efforts to keep Palace at bay, willingly plugging gaps, sticking his foot in and generally doing all the horrible, unglamorous jobs that are non-negotiable if you are to come away from this type of match unscathed.
Crucially, none of this sapped the creativity from Sigurdsson’s legs – or indeed dulled his attacking intuition.
He was immediately on the scene when Idrissa Gana Gueye mugged Scott Dann shortly before the break, antennae plugged in and instantly weighting a precise pass for Niasse to race through and score.
And straight after the restart, it was Sigurdsson – making his 13th start for the Blues - who latched on to Baines’ clever pass down the left and teed up Calvert-Lewin for a terrific chance, which was ultimately repelled by Palace number one Julian Speroni."