Jordan Pickford - 6

There was nothing he could have done about the goal Everton conceded and he was more than up to the task with everything else thrown at him by Sheffield United. You know the general performance is bad if your goalkeeper is your best player in a dreadful home defeat.

Mason Holgate - 3

A really poor half from the defender, topped off with a dreadful back-pass which almost allowed Sheffield United in to score an easy second goal. He was taken off at half time and there was little surprise surrounding Carlo Ancelotti's decision in that sense.

Michael Keane - 5

He looked the most comfortable of the defenders throughout the 90 minutes and didn't really make an individual mistake, but that's hardly a compliment in what was an awful overall team performance.

Ben Godfrey - 4

He stepped out of position as the ball came across the box for Daniel Jebbison to score the opener and what proved to be the winner. It's one of very few mistakes this season for the centre-back, but a costly one all the same.

Lucas Digne - 4

Put in a great cross in the opening stages which probably deserved better, but his delivery from corners this evening was unnaturally lacking in quality so far. While he put a lot of balls in the box, too few of them were directed effectively towards teammates.

Seamus Coleman - 5

He was asked to play a bit further forward and did help the attack, and should have earned a penalty when his cross was blocked by Robinson's arm. Aside from that he showed a lot of heart, which is more than a lot of his teammates were able to muster.

Allan - 5

Forced Ramsdale into a great save with a quality effort with the outside of his boot in the first half, which is about as dangerous as Everton looked throughout. He, along with Everton's other midfielders were shackled all too easily by the visitors.

Abdoulaye Doucoure - 5

Evertonians know what they're getting from Doucoure in terms of effort and energy, but he wasn't able to get in and around the opposition penalty area as much as the Blues needed him to.

James Rodriguez - 5

Clearly a cut above everyone else on the pitch in terms of his quality in possession, but missed a good chance in the first half to score and a few too many of his passes in and around the box failed to hit their mark. A frustrating evening for him.

Richarlison - 4

Didn't have many chances to score but was gifted one with a fantastic cross by Rodriguez late in the first half, but he could only direct his header at Ramsdale. All in all this was a quiet display, which isn't what Everton needed.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin - 4

He really should have scored his 17th goal of the season after following up from Richarlison's saved header in the first half. That was a really bad miss and reflects on his overall score for the match, as it could have set the game on a different path.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson - 5

Looked to create as much as he possibly could, often drifting into good spaces, but there was only so much he could do.

Bernard - 4

Looked to have a great opportunity to get a shot on goal but overran the ball out of play. That was essentially his only contribution.

Andre Gomes - 5

At least showed some energy and effort when introduced.