Theo Walcott endured a disappointing start to his time at Everton, struggling to produce a run of form the fans expected upon his arrival at the club.
Often singled out when the Toffees are on the wrong end of a result, the former England international has been unable to reinvigorate his career on Merseyside.
On Saturday, as Everton overcame West Ham United at Goodison Park, one pundit was left raving about Walcott though, as he produced an impressive performance.
Danny Mills claimed that the Toffees winger can be ‘unplayable’ and is the kind of player who under-fire boss Marco Silva can depend on.
“Theo’s never let anybody down. He’s had spells where you think: ‘Wow, he’s unplayable.’ He’s scored great goals,” Mills told Football Insider.
“When you’re struggling, as Everton have been doing, sometimes you need to revert to type and you need to go with that experience, you go with a solid base. First and foremost, let’s not get beat and then let’s go from there.
“If you play all new, young, exciting players, you might get a 10 out of 10 performance, you might get a 3-0, 4-0 win. You might get beat 3-0. It’s erring on the side of caution. What’s Theo Walcott going to do? I know what he’s going to do, that’s that taken care of.
Despite those claims, Walcott made just his second Premier League start of the season for Everton on Saturday, as he has falling down the pecking order.
The 30-year-old’s only other league start this campaign ended in a matter of minutes, as he left the field with a concussion against Manchester City last month.
Walcott has made four Premier League appearances from the bench and featured in both Carabao Cup ties for Everton, and will be hoping this weekend’s performance has helped secure a regular starting berth.
Since his £20m move from Arsenal in January 2018, the winger has made 62 appearances in all competitions and has nine goals to his name.