Everton defender Phil Jagielka feels for teammate Johnny Heitinga.
The Dutchman was turned over by two-goal Christian Benteke in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Aston Villa.
Jagielka said: â€œItâ€™s difficult. He got player of the season last year and had a really strong second half of the season â€“ especially with the cup run which meant he rightly got that award.
â€œBut nobody is assured of their place in this team, and coming back to pre-season the manager obviously had ideas who he was and wasnâ€™t going to play â€“ and some people have done really well when theyâ€™ve got an opportunity, while some people havenâ€™t had the opportunities they would have liked.
â€œItâ€™s just the way football goes."