Alex Iwobi’s relationship with Frank Lampard has helped him unlock an important part of his game, consistency.
For a long, the position of the former Arsenal player has raised more questions than answers.
It got to a head when former Everton coach, Carlo Ancelloti read about Iwobi’s dislike for wing play in the media.
A switch didn’t prove Iwobi right as he suffered from consistency issues.
Now the manager has confidence in him and makes a huge difference.
Found a role as a central midfield in a 3, which suits him well, particularly at Goodison Park.
Iwobi was never a bad player, but his EFC career looked finished before Lampard.
Frank Lampard: The Difference In A Coach
However, the arrival of Frank Lampard is changing Iwobi as he is enjoying a different spell under him.
The former Chelsea coach stood up for him, and it is paying off on the field.
In February, Lampard praised the Nigerian for his fantastic work ethic and gave reasons why he is back in the team after his last playing in December.
“One of the beauties of coming in like this is it’s a restart for everybody. What Alex has done is trained at a great level.”
“He demanded a place in the team with his performance… He had to do a lot of work off the ball & he did everything.”
A last-minute goal against Newcastle and tireless running against Manchester united by Iwobi gave Everton a relegation lifeline.
Despite his error last week, Alex Iwobi stepped up against Manchester United, which is down to Frank Lampard’s tactics.
“Alex is one who people can see I rely on. We’ve moved his position, we’ve changed in, and he has offered so much.
“I think you could feel the crowd’s reaction towards him today with his energy and qualities.
“I don’t know how many kilometres he’s run this week, but he has done it again today.