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‘The Blue Flame Is Still Burning‘ —Iwobi Celebrates Everton’s Win Vs Chelsea

‘The Blue Flame Is Still Burning‘  —Iwobi Celebrates Everton’s Win Vs Chelsea

Alex Iwobi has celebrated Everton’s hard fought 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Richarlison’s second half strike secured the win for Everton to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive.

Iwobi featured for the entire duration of 90 minutes and put in a great performance.

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And Iwobi took to his personal Twitter to celebrate the win.

“The Blue Flame is Still Burning!” he tweeted.

Iwobi has scored two goals and recorded one assist in 23 Premier League games this season.

Everton are currently 18th in the Premier League with 32 points from 33 games.

For Chelsea it is another setback as they look to seal automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League.

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  • Hmmmmn this guy has been churning out good and great performances consistently for some time now. To think this is the same guy criticised to high heaven beat my imagination.

  • Golden Child 2 years ago

    Yet another manager that is not sold out on him playing as a number 10 yet some SE fans will insist on him playing the role for the Nigerian team. There was Emery, Ancelloti, Benitez and Lampard. These are football men who know their onions. Emery is the reigning Europa league Champion whilst Ancelloti just won the Laliga. Iwobi is a good player no doubt but not a natural 10. His own uncle admitted that the SE need an attacking midfielder but in Nigeria, we lead by sentiments. This explains why our progress is limited.

    Whoever is successful in landing the SE job would do well to look for a natural play maker or at least some one with the qualities that can quickly grow into the role.

    Having said that, based on the players who have played the no 10 role for the SE so far, he seems to be better than them.

    I will like to see other options like Amoo, Tosin Knde a

    • I agree with you@Golden Child that we can groom Akin Amoo to be the SE attacking midfielder. Also Chidera Ejuke could be trained for same role. They only need to add precision passing and long range passing and surprise shooting at goal to their dribbling runs and entire game.

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    See the way Alex Iwobi is playing Right Wing Back for club without complain… Person wey them ask to play Right Wing… No.7 for Nations Cup wey vex throughout the game like say them tell am to go wake deadbody… they show the right attitude at club but not with country. It is well…

  • Isn’t you and your cronies that do complain whenever a player’s is deploy out of position? Wasn’t what you used to nailed Rohr. Lampard has been playing Iwobi in midfield for some time which he did with top notch performances but he saw something in his marking and his physicality as well as his sense of using ball well hence he deployed him as a wing back yesterday which he didn’t disappoint. I think that was why Benitez, Anceloti tried him in that same role at some point then. All these due to the player versatility and the tactics the coach want to use. Yesterday Lampard used 4 1 4 1 before he do use 4 3 3 formations. If it were to be Rohr you start shouting oh he uses players out of position, he is too defensive minded, he is limiting the players potential etc. What did Everton play yesterday? The stats was 26 to 74 to Chelsea yet Everton won. In football you dont always play well at times but results is the most important thing. I hope must of you learn from this.

    • Chelsea did not lose that game with Everton because they lacked chances at goal or less creative. They dominated Everton throughout but Azpillicueta mistake and the heroics of Pickford in Everton’s goal and the home crowd gave Everton the victory.

      No need bringing Rohr’s usage or lack of it with SE into discussions of how Iwobi was used yesterday be Everton coach, Frank Lampard.

  • Golden Child 2 years ago

    I pray that the handlers would look at other options for the week areas in the team like the goal keeping and attacking midfield. Personally, I think Tosin Kehinde should be invited and possibly amoo.Iwobi is a good player but lacks the tools needed to flourish in the AM role. He has some attributes like a good engine, strength andthe through ball but lacks the dribbling ability and passing range. This is probably why most of the coaches who have worked with him eventually side step him for the AM role.

    Okocha embodied these attributes, he could dribble to create space and a chance, his passing range was phenomenal. He could accurately pass short and long. These are qualities Iwobi does not have and no matter how determined he is in playing in that position, he and the SE will always fall short.

    This is why I feel we need to look in other directions, particularly in the direction of Tosin Kehinde and Amoo. Tosin Kehinde embodies all these qualities and should be given a chance. He is already a starter at Randers FC and played in the europa conference league. The boy has a passing range and his ability to turn with the ball to create space is reminiscent of the great xavi Hernandez of Barcelona. It is no wonder that Barcelona were interested in him during his Manchester united days. Amoo too is an exceptional talent but might need a year or two get to that level. We should stop wasting time with Eze and Olise who are yet to reach a decision on their switch but should rather concentrate on available talent who are ready to don the green white green. Tosin is just as talented as eze and olise but he chose to play early and left for Europe. The upcoming friendlies provide another opportunity to unearth some diamonds, I hope the handlers would bungle it as usual.

  • Golden Child 2 years ago


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