Everton forward Iwobi rated higher than Sigurdsson

Everton forward Iwobi rated higher than Sigurdsson

Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi has been rated higher than Gylfi Sigurdsson in Everton setup.

British tabloid Liverpoolecho said that Iwobi is ahead of his teammate in the pecking order for the playmaker role.

“Sigurdsson produces match-winning moments – such as his stunning strike off the bench late on vs West Ham – his all-round tendency to drift through a game unnoticed often outweighs those fleeting contributions.

“He does little to move the ball into dangerous areas regularly and lacks the dynamism to threaten a defence through quick feet or dribbling ability.

“Iwobi, on the other hand, seems to possess more of an imposing and dynamic spark from the middle. But from looking at his underlying numbers from that no.10 role, has he done enough to solidify himself as a starter for the foreseeable future?

“For comparison, Iwobi, who has played 361 minutes so far as a no.10, has averaged 24.5 passes per 90 minutes. This would indicate that the Nigerian international tends to find more pockets of space to receive the ball from team-mates.”

Everton are placed 16th on the English Premier League table ahead of their fixture against Tottenham on Sunday.