Pickford praises Chelsea target Anthony Gordon

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford paid tribute to Anthony Gordon after the in-demand forward’s performance against Brentford.

Gordon, who is  a £60million transfer target for Chelsea, scored a fine opening goal in the 1-1 draw in west London. The 21-year-old raced on to Conor Coady’s long ball and took a touch before calmly placing it past Bees keeper David Raya.

“It was a brilliant goal. He works hard every day in training and he grafts his nuts off, really,” Pickford told Premier League Productions.

“It’s not just the goal he scored, it’s his work rate with or without the ball. He helps the team massively. It was a great goal and hopefully it gives him even more confidence for the next game against Leeds.”