‘Alex Iwobi was fantastic in the number six role against Chelsea’


Everton manager Frank Lampard has praised Alex Iwobi’s contribution in a new role in their 1-0 opening game defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Alex Iwobi was one of the star players for the home team as they fell to a 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park in the first game of the season.

The Nigerian midfielder who had deployed in different roles was again played in different positions and again delivered 100%.

Alex Iwobi’s effort in the midfield was clearly obvious for all to see as he helped keep Chelsea’s midfield duo of Jorginho and Ngolo Kante quiet.

“I thought Alex Iwobi was brilliant in the number six role,” said Frank Lampard during the post-match briefing.

“Because of his attitude, personality and humility, it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t bat an eyelid at what we ask them to do.

“I thought him and Abdoulaye Doucoure played very well in midfield today.”

Everton will travel to Villa Park to play Aston Villa when the Premier League round two returns this weekend.


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