Report: 21-year-old's head has turned after Chelsea interest in him, his form has dipped badly
Reports have claimed that Chelsea’s interest in Anthony Gordon last summer turned the player’s head.
According to The Telegraph, the 21-year-old ended up being a massive disappointment for Frank Lampard in charge, with his tenure at Everton coming to an end yesterday.
The Toffees currently sit 19th in the league, after a late surge saw them stay up in the first place last season. That rally was sparked by Gordon, who became an essential member of Lampard’s squad in the run-in.
This seemingly sparked Chelsea’s interest, with the Blues strongly linked to a move to sign him in the summer transfer window.
While the player was keen on the move, it didn’t come to fruition and Chelsea looked elsewhere.
Gordon let Lampard down
This has led to a drastic drop in form for the Everton man, with him now not even being relied upon as a starter despite the poor situation the club again find themselves in.
He has only three goals to his name this season, with him only managing one since August.
It has now been claimed by the Telegraph that his downturn in form, perhaps impacted by interest in him from Stamford Bridge, saw Lampard unable to count on him when things were bad this season.
Chelsea eventually looked elsewhere in an attempt to strengthen their attack, with them addressing the issue particularly this month.
They have completed the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, beating Arsenal to a deal.
He showed glimpses of what he can bring on the wing in his debut against Liverpool last weekend, and will be using the two weeks where the club don’t have a game to build up his fitness in an attempt to get himself in a position to start going forwards.