For the second consecutive match, James Rodriguez was Everton’s best player in a Premier League match with his first goal in England.
What a difference it is watching James Rodriguez in the Premier League after his nightmare at Real Madrid. The Colombian playmaker is in his element, doing what he loves the most and smiling while he does it. Everton faced West Brom this afternoon with Carlo Ancelotti knowing that James Rodriguez is the man who can help his side reach unknown heights.
It didn’t take him long to adapt to English football because the boss knows him so well. But more importantly, James Rodriguez will always feel comfortable with a ball at his feet. Today was the first of many goals he will certainly score with the Toffees. He also provided a spectacular assist that perfectly fits his creative style.
James, Richarlison, and Calvert-Lewin.
In what can already be considered one of the trios to follow in the Premier League season. James Rodriguez found a perfect place for himself next to two top strikers such as Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The Englishman hit the ground running just like James did at Everton, today he scored a hat-trick.
But the man who made the whole squad run like clockwork was James Rodriguez. He fully became the provider and the one who dictates the game’s tempo at all times. His goal was a long-range effort from outside the box, while his assist was a beautiful lob over West Brom’s defenders to Richarlison.
At the end of the match, Carlo Ancelotti’s smile was evident. The Italian manager knows he just found the squad that may help him compete against some of the best clubs in the world. Everton got a second straight win, they finished the game with a 5-2 result at home.