Crystal Palace vs Everton player ratings: Mateta’s best game, Guehi dominating, Olise excellent

Jack Butland – 7

I didn’t have much to deal with in the first 45 minutes despite Everton dominating the first ten minutes of the game and having plenty of chances. Made some important saves in the second half, especially when he collapsed to smother a dangerous

Tyrick Mitchell – 7

Made a brilliant tackle to stop a first-half Everton attack which then saw Andros Townsend come off the ball and give Palace a chance to regroup.

Marc Guehi – 8

A rope start, but the skipper quickly made amends by heading a header past Jordan Pickford off the Holmesdale End to put Palace on the right track.

Joachim Andersen – 7

Imposing and as fearless as ever, it was another solid performance for the Dane who has now string together several class performances in a row.

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Nathaniel Clyne – 7

A comfortable afternoon in the end for Clyne who gives himself every chance of taking Joel Ward’s jersey away from him in the next matches.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 7

His physicality was needed in midfield at times and he always shone despite not having another defensive-minded midfielder by his side.

Eberechi Eze – 7

Instrumental in the build-up to Palace’s second goal after running into his man on the wing before drawing defenders towards him and playing Zaha who then found Mateta.

Conor Gallagher – 8

Knocked in the face by Andre Gomes in the first half, but despite the challenge looking painful, he got up and looked excited.

Wilfried Zaha – 8

Had a wonderful moment to double Palace’s lead after Mateta’s drilled cross but fired the ball just wide of the post. But in another good pass for the Frenchman from the opposite flank soon after, the striker buried Pickford.

I was lucky the ball landed at his feet for the third goal, but he won’t complain and that settled the game for Palace.

Jean-Philippe Mateta – 9

Held the ball well as Palace grew in the game after a slow start. Played an important role in the Eagles game in both boxes. He took his goal incredibly well and was easily the best player on the pitch in the opening 45 minutes.

Michel Olise – 7

He did a brilliant job of keeping alive Conor Gallagher’s slightly overshot pass down the line and then winning a corner. He first forced Pickford to a stop before landing the second corner on Guehi’s header which opened the scoring.

Substitutes

Odsonne Edouard (for Jean-Philippe Mateta 70′) – 7

Luka Milivojevic (for Ebere Eze 70′) – 7

Christian Benteke (for Michael Olise 83′) – 7

Will Hughes (for Cheikhou Kouyate 83′) – 7

Right place, right time for that goal as he converted from close range after Conor Gallagher fired inside the box.

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