Lucas Digne was once again a shining light for Everton during their latest Premier League game on Thursday evening, something which earned plenty of attention on Twitter from some Chelsea fans.
The 26-year-old has been linked with the Blues this month due to the club’s search for a left-back and he had plenty of eyes on him during his latest outing.
Football website ESPN has claimed that Chelsea have been eyeing the Everton defender as a possible target and that he’s viewed as an alternative to Leicester City’s £75million-rated Ben Chilwell.
The report states that the Everton full-back would demand a “high fee” if he was to be prized away from Goodison Park, plus Manchester City have also been named as potential suitors.
Digne completed another 90 minutes during Everton’s 1-1 league draw at home to Southampton, with the two teams stuck around the mid-table zone.
The attack-minded left-back proved what an attacking force he can be, as he struck a spectacular long-range pass to assists teammate Richarlison for his side’s equaliser.
It was his eighth assist of the season across all competitions, plus he yet again stood up to his defensive tasks well and remains one of the outstanding performers on Merseyside.
With Chelsea reportedly keen on Digne, it was another reminder that he’s proven himself in English football across the past two seasons and he looks like someone that would be an upgrade if he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s imminent new arrival Timo Werner would surely thrive off service from wide areas like the kind Digne can deliver, which is why boss Frank Lampard should be keeping an extremely close eye on him during the rest of the season.
Here are some Blues fans that were majorly impressed with target Digne following his performance:
sign him now
— Cam Roda 🔵⚪️ (@BlueOnTheBounce) July 9, 2020
Have to go in for this guy. Levels above Chillwell imo
— auggie. (@King_Africa_) July 9, 2020
He is the left back we need not the other one
— El-Papito (@AmigoMeeee_) July 9, 2020
That pass was exquisite 🔥🔥
— BNR (@19___05) July 9, 2020
Quarter back pass.
— Lifes_Abhish (@Abhishek_J_C) July 9, 2020
Much rather have him over Chilwell
— Jamie (@CFCJem) July 9, 2020