Andy Hinchcliffe issues Richarlison warning in Everton 3-1 win v Burnley
Everton forward Richarlison was sent a warning by Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe during Monday’s 3-1 win over Burnley.
The Blues overcame a defiant Burnley side with goals from Michael Keane, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray after the visitors took the lead at Goodison Park.
However, their Brazilian attacker was once again in the thick of the action for the wrong reasons as he clashed with his opponents.
“It’s got a little out of hand there,” ex-Blues defender Hinchcliffe said during live commentary for Sky Sports.
Rob Hawthorne added: “Richarlison at the centre of controversy.”
Hinchcliffe: “Yeah, this is what he’s got to avoid, don’t get involved in shooting your mouth off.
“Just concentrate on playing the game, if he gets distracted he could do something really silly and get himself sent off, then his team won’t be able to recover.
“I’m sure those Burnley defenders, certainly [Ben] Mee and [James] Tarkowski, will have targeted Richarlison, they will know his track record at times of being a hot head and getting carried away and they’ll look to wind him up as much as possible.”
Always on the edge
Richarlison’s is a player with a playful streak that can sometimes go overboard.
Usually, he is the one winding the opposition up, but he can also lose his cool on occasions.
Fortunately, he can usually recover his cool to avoid being dismissed during games – he only has two red cards for the Blues since signing from Watford in 2018 – but it’s something that can leave fans feeling nervous.
Rival defenders can clearly be seen trying to get under his skin so as to provoke a reaction, and that looked to be the case on Monday again.
Richarlison managed to keep his emotions in check, however, and despite failing to score or register an assist against the Clarets, he put in a tireless shift at centre-forward in place of the injury-stricken Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
In other Everton news, the Blues have signed this attacker after a seven-figure deal was agreed.