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Whelan: Everton will want to stop Yarmolenko

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West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko has the potential to be a real threat for in their clash with Everton on Saturday, according to Noel Whelan. 

The Ukrainian has been in good form so far this season, hitting three goals for the so far, and the BBC Radio Leeds pundit believes that the Toffees will be eager to keep a lid on him this weekend.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “He is an exciting player, a creative player, he’s getting goals he seems like he is really enjoying being back out there for club and country and both are getting rewarded by him.

“I feel he will be one player who Everton will be looking to stop.”

Yarmolenko has been like a different player this season after a difficult year with last term, and he already looks as if he will go on to become a key player for  through the rest of the campaign. So far he has averaged 1.6 shots on goal, 1.3 key passes per game, a pass completion rate in excess of 86%, and an overall Whoscored rating of 7.04. All of that makes for fairly impressive reading, and the fact that he has already struck three times in the league bodes well as well. Still, you feel as if he has gears to move up into, and if he continues on this current trajectory, he could be a really significant performer this term.

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