Alex iwobi

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Everton manager Frank Lampard has praised Alex Iwobi despite the team’s 1-0 home loss to Chelsea in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Iwobi has turned his career around after Lampard played him in central midfield this year as against on the left wing.

He was a good link between the defence and attack against one of the favourites for the Premier League crown.

“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 him and Abdoulaye Doucoure played very well in midfield,” Lampard said after the game.

“I don’t think we deserved to lose. In terms of both boxes and chances we created, I thought we deserved the draw. We had a moment of lack of concentration for the penalty.”

Everton will travel to Villa Park for their next Premier League game against Aston Villa.