After Everton lost 1-0 to Chelsea in their Premier League opener on Saturday night, Frank Lampard believes Alex Iwobi was outstanding despite his team’s desire to begin the new campaign strongly.
Alex Iwobi gave it his best, but he was unable to prevent Frank Lampard’s team from falling to the Blues. Even though Iwobi showed glimpses of brilliance, the Blues came away from Goodison Park with all three points.
The Nigerian international stood out in Everton’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Thomas Tuchel’s men on Saturday at the heart of the midfield.
Despite the Super Eagles midfielder’s heroic efforts on behalf of Everton, Chelsea emerged victorious 1-0 in the first half thanks to a Jorginho penalty.
The toffees were striving to get better and start the season with a victory following the previous unsuccessful campaign.
At Goodison Park, Chelsea quickly took the lead and maintained possession. Raheem Sterling, the club’s newest signing, looked energizing and enraged while directing the attack.
Alex Iwobi was productive in the middle of the field with 47 touches and two key passes. He had an 81 percent pass accuracy rate. The former Arsenal player contributed to the defense with three clearances and two interceptions.
The 26-year-old midfielder who has established himself as a starter for Frank Lampard was active all over the field and was praised by the home crowd each time he had the ball.
Nevertheless, the Blues were significantly the superior side and held out for a 1-0 triumph despite Everton’s tenacity and fantastic performance.
Shortly after the game, Frank Lampard heaped praises on the Nigerian, saying;
“I thought Alex Iwobi was brilliant in the number six role. Because of his attitude, personality and humility, it doesn’t matter [where he plays]. I thought him and Abdoulaye Doucoure played very well in midfield today.“
Chelsea’s season has gotten off to a winning start. In contrast, Everton would aim to recover and defeat Aston Villa the next week in order to secure their first victory of the 2022–23 campaign.