This summer was only a few hours away from being a total disaster for Everton. For months David Moyes had been linked to “the big one”; a signing that would bring fresh energy to the Everton side – but with hours until the transfer window shut, he still hadn’t spent any big money.
Perhaps this is how he got held to ransom by Standard Liege, who somehow managed to squeeze £15million out of Moyes for their star midfielder – surely a ridiculously inflated sum.
Fellaini has been pretty much anonymous since his arrival. For such a tall figure he was easily out-jumped last weekend against Hull, and then in midweek against Blackburn Rovers he had to eventually be taken off, so bad was his performance.
What must be worrying to Moyes is that the games Fellaini has played in haven’t been hard fixtures. Stoke, Hulland Blackburn are hardly the toughest opposition; especially for someone who initially claimed that he would thrive in the physical Premier League…
The Goodison boss must be hoping that Fellaini is the opposite of a flat-track bully and he saves his best performances for the bigger sides. Everton’s next opponents are Liverpool, and Moyes could do with a good performance from the Belgian, after all the Toffees boss signed Fellaini on the back of his two supreme performances against Liverpool for Standard Liege.