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Soccer News of Monday, 8 August 2022


Lampard hails Iwobi despite Chelsea defeat

Iwobi in action against Chelsea Iwobi in action against Chelsea

Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobi had a good game for Everton against Chelsea at the Goodison Park on Saturday August 6.

The Nigerian was on from start to finish and was unarguably the best player for the Toffees, despite playing from a deep-lying midfield role for Frank Lampard’s men.

His partnership with Mali’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Demarai Gray, and Dwight McNeil in a four-man midfield worked wonders, but couldn’t stop Chelsea from snatching a slim victory to halt their three games losing streak at Goodison Park.

After the game, Frank Lampard was full of praise for the Nigerian star who dictated the play for Everton from the middle of the park.

“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 he and Abdoulaye Doucoure played very well in midfield today,” the former Chelsea boss said.

Meanwhile, Jorginho got the victory for Chelsea from the penalty spot.

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