I think it may well be the case that a clearly still unfit player is trying to spread himself too thinly across 90 minutes (in order to 'survive' that length of time), as opposed to being brought on for a final 20 minute push in which he could maybe throw himself into proceedings with a little more gusto and energy!
For what it's worth, I thought Rondon was a little better than usual on Sunday. That's not saying much, but he was definitely slightly more involved in the game than he's been in previous matches.
If his legs have gone, in general, then that's one thing, but if this is just a player that could still do a job being thrown into the fray, ill equipped (at present), then it's hardly his fault that he's not exactly pulling up trees, and the blame lies firmly elsewhere; namely Brands / the Everton hierarchy for failing to address squad deficiencies.
Not after yesterday.
10mins in & people were screaming get him off in the Paddock.
So far Mr B hasnít done anything that fans could question his judgement on, but I think this would.
Rondon was poor too, but he doesnít look fit yet to me?
I expect ďrunning round making a nuisance of yourself*Ē at a minimum, but he seems to disagree.
*TheStraq - few players have ever worked harder despite his limited ability?
Iwobi had just 29 touches during his time on the pitch, 14 fewer than goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, highlighting his inability to influence proceedings.
He also failed to win any of his three duels, couldnít pick out a teammate with either of his attempted crosses and had a passing accuracy of 71%. What made things worse was a tally of 0 dribbles or key passes.