Wednesday , June 16 2021

Everton duo is one of the top 10 Premier League seasons

Richarlison has been rated as the best Premier League signing of the season so far by FourFourTwo, while Everton and Brazil's teammate Bernard have also scored top ten.

The Brazilian duo has both shone at Goodison Park this year with Richarlison, which records six goals and a help from just 10 Premier League appearances for Blues to date.

Reunited with Marco Silva on Merseyside after joining Toffees from Watford in a £ 40million deal, the 21-year-old form also earned him a virgin international call with the forward star now boasting four caps and two goals for his name for Brazil ahead of Selecao's forthcoming friendlies with Uruguay and Cameroon.

Richarlison was originally used as a winger in the field in recent weeks with its versatility which proves crucial for compatriot Bernard also making the list.

The smallest wing has to be patient for his chance but has started Everton's last five games and has two helped his name so far this season.

Arriving at Goodison on a free transfer after the end of his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk, FourFourTwo ranks Bernard as the 10th best signing of the summer and says the following about 26-year-old transposition.

"Toffees shipments have been successful, with Loanee Kurt Zouma also impressing with Goodison, and Bernard has been surprisingly well suited for a titchy wing (he is a shade under 5ft 5in) with zero experience in a big league.

These factors, in combination with Bernard, have been in the blocks for a while – he was only 21 when he played 90 minutes in Brazil's infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany – resulted in his free transfer similar to the football-signing signature that never works in the real life. Yet his fast feet and patience have made the pocket pocket a hit on Merseyside, especially after an excellent screen in his first league start, a 2-1 win in Leicester.

Bernard participates in violation of Ashley Young

"We were not sure what Bernard would offer, but he has shown that he is just the type of player we need," says Leon Osman, a league of the world. In fact, the Brazilian has combined so well with Lucas Digne – another challenger for this list – to the left, as the man Everton actually bought to play in Bernard's position has instead flourished forward. "

With Richarlison taking the summit of Wolves Rui Patricio and Arsenal's Lucas Torreira, FourFourTwo said the following of his start to the campaign.

"Much was made by the heavy transfer fee that Richarlison ordered when following Marco Silva from Watford to Everton, but Toffee's £ 40m (potentially up to 50mdr) spending would have turned fewer heads if it came in January instead of July.

"In 2017/18, Richarlison was amazing until December when Watford became destabilized by Everton's pursuit of Silva and Richarlison's own magical touch. Incredibly, he contributed nary to goal or help after December 12, having just five and setting four before Its, and when he left Watford it was after failing to do some of his last 53 shots to the club.

Richarlison celebrates his first goal during the match between Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park
Richarlison celebrates his first goal during the match between Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park

"But his underlying number had remained impressive throughout the season, his first outside of Brazil. A total xG of 12 is very encouraging for a winger who was only 20 at the time; in just five goals scored, he was fooled after his finish and temporarily a little unlucky, but he was still in excellent positions. He featured in the rare combination of skills: dribbling and header. And he was the most injured player in the Premier League, which is useful when 40mg + man Gylfi Sigurdsson is available to take a free kick.

"With all this in mind, it might not have been surprising to see Silva turn his former Watford directions to a striker at Everton. Richarlison has changed the challenge and made his xG differential on his head by making six goals in his first 10 matches from a total xG of only 3.4. His booklet against Brighton featured a nice first time to end a brilliant counterattack, then a ruthlessly compiled utilization of a defensive error.

"Now he has to continue that form. This season you would not bet to do it."

Meanwhile, local rivals Liverpool have been stunned even though they differed by more than 170 million pounds in the summer, with FourFourTwo's full top 10 list as follows:

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10. Bernard (Everton)

9. Jefferson Lerma (AFC Bournemouth)

8. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United)

7. Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

6. Issa Diop (West Ham United)

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5. David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth)

4. James Maddison (Leicester City)

3. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)

2. Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

1. Richarlison (Everton)

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