Allan and Everton’s truth emerges if Manchester City’s mistakes aren’t alone

Everton wore black and red to the Etihad on Sunday.

It might as well have been black and blue – given the abuse dealt to the reputation of those in the Everton jerseys.

And no one’s reputation has suffered more than Brazilian Allan.

The midfielder had a terrible afternoon. He lost a 50-50 lead up to Manchester City’s overturned penalty, effectively assisted Rodri on his goal with a clearing shot, sat on the receiving end of his skipper’s missile for kicking the ball out of play for Bernardo an injury – and kicked the ball to his own shins to concede a corner.

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That comedic corner routine even led former Fulham forward Leroy Rosenior to joke on Sky TV’s Premier League Analytics show: “Is he really a Brazilian? I need to look at his passport. I’ve never seen a Brazilian do that before. “

Which was a bit free.

Especially from a striker who played for England under-16 and Under-21 but decided to move to Sierra Leone as his chances at international football would be increased. He won one cap.

Admittedly, Allan had a terrible afternoon. But what sets the best apart from the rest is their willingness to come back for more.



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Research by bettingodds.com this week concluded that the Brazilian midfielder was the most common “mistake maker” for Everton in the Premier League this season.

The company stated that Allan makes a mistake every seven minutes and 54 seconds on average and had again made the most mistakes in the team this season with 122 errors.

So what is an error? For the purposes of this investigation – and for a midfielder – these were shots wide, missed big chances, failed tackles, lost duels, lost aerial duels, fouls, yellow cards, red cards, fouls, own goals, loss of possession or conceding of a penalty.

So it’s a pretty broad spectrum.

Especially when you consider that Everton’s second-most error-prone player was Abdoulaye Doucoure (77 errors or one error every 9.35 minutes) and the third Andros Townsend (88 and 11.03 minutes) – both undeniably two of Everton’s most standout players this season.



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Elsewhere it is the same. Look at the list below. Conor Gallagher? Definitely Crystal Palace’s player of the season so far. Konstantinos Tsimikas? A darling of the Cup. Phil Foden and Bruno Fernandes? Actually? Declan Rice? For heaven’s sake!

If the research is good, it seems that making mistakes – and having the power of character to go back and try again – is a trait of the very best players.

Allan had an afternoon to soon forget. But I suspect we’ll remember more of his positive contributions towards the end of the campaign.

Players with the fewest minutes per foul (per club)

Arsenal

Thomas Partey – 78 errors (8.05 minutes per error)

Martin Odegaard – 58 errors (9.81 minutes per error)

Takehiro Tomiyasu –78 errors (10.03 minutes per error)

Aston Villa

Jacob Ramsey – 83 errors (7.23 minutes per error)

Emiliano Buendia – 85 errors (7.29 minutes per error)

Douglas Luiz – 81 errors (8.44 minutes per error)

Brentford

Bryan Mbeumo – 151 errors (6.11 minutes per error)

Frank Onyeka – 92 errors (6.17 minutes per error)

Christian Norgaard – 144 errors (7.42 minutes per error)

Brighton

Tariq Lamptey – 32 errors (5.09 minutes per error)

Joel Veltman – 77 errors (9.53 minutes per error)

Adam Lallana – 99 errors (9.91 minutes per error)

Burnley

Matej Vydra – 43 errors (5.00 minutes per error)

Nathan Collins – 29 errors (9.31 minutes per error)

Jack Cork – 37 errors (8.57 minutes per error)

Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech – 49 fouls (4.29 minutes per foul)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 49 errors (5.49 minutes per error)

Kai Havertz – 101 errors (6.26 minutes per error)

Crystal Palace

Conor Gallagher – 157 errors (6.10 minutes per error)

James McArthur – 149 errors (6.40 minutes per error)

Joel Ward – 110 errors (9.82 minutes per error)

Everton

Allan – 123 errors (8.56 minutes per error)

Abdoulaye Doucoure – 77 errors (9.35 minutes per error)

Andros Townsend – 88 fouls (11.03 minutes per foul)

Leeds

Kalvin Phillips – 130 errors (6.23 minutes per error)

Jack Harrison – 109 errors (6.98 minutes per error)

Daniel James – 88 errors (6.98 minutes per error)

Leicester

Wilfred Ndidi – 96 errors (7.50 minutes per error)

Harvey Barnes – 92 errors (7.67 minutes per error)

Your Tielemans – 105 errors (9.30 minutes per error)

Liverpool

Konstantinos Tsimikas – 59 errors (6.59 minutes per error)

James Milner – 53 errors (6.94 minutes per error)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 35 errors (7.46 minutes per error)

Manchester City

Fernandinho – 38 errors (4.87 minutes per error)

Phil Foden – 89 errors (6.89 minutes per error)

Bernardo Silva – 101 errors (9.30 minutes per error)

Manchester United

Paul Pogba – 145 errors (4.37 minutes per error)

Bruno Fernandes – 138 errors (7.49 minutes per error)

Fred – 113 errors (6.75 minutes per error)

Newcastle United

Sean Longstaff – 112 errors (6.49 minutes per error)

Miguel Almiron – 84 errors (8.32 minutes per error)

Isaac Hayden – 98 errors (8.49 minutes per error)

Norwich

Kieran Dowell – 46 errors (4.54 minutes per error)

Lukas Rupp – 36 errors (7.03 minutes per error)

Todd Cantwell – 51 errors (7.04 minutes per error)

Southampton

Mohamed Elyounoussi – 137 errors (5.44 minutes per error)

James Ward-Prowse – 103 errors (8.51 minutes per error)

Nathan Redmond – 78 errors (9.09 minutes per error)

tracks

Emerson Royal – 107 errors (7.15 minutes per error)

Japhet Tanganga – 62 errors (7.00 minutes per error)

Sergio Reguilon – 105 errors (9.11 minutes per error)

Watford

Juraj Kucka – 174 errors (4.90 minutes per error)

Ken Sema – 63 errors (4.57 minutes per error)

Jeremy Ngakia – 65 errors (5.77 minutes per error)

West Ham

Tomas Soucek – 161 errors (6.64 minutes per error)

Pablo Fornals – 140 errors (7.34 minutes per error)

Declan Rice – 99 mistakes (10.91 minutes per mistake)

Wolves

Ruben Neves – 123 errors (7.34 minutes per error)

Daniel Podence – 23 errors (11.17 minutes per error)

Joao Moutinho – 87 errors (11.74 minutes per error)

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