Demarai Gray was out on the right wing and kept possession with a neat take on before laying it off for a team-mate.

The ball was swiftly worked over to the left-hand side but then, as if from nowhere, there was Gray again, ready to receive it on the edge of the area.

It was as if he had appeared by magic; like he was able to teleport himself from one part of the pitch to another or had the ability to freeze time like Bernard and his watch in the 90s kids television programme.

The Everton winger was absolutely everywhere in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Norwich.

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It’s not humanly possible to cover every blade of turf in seconds but somehow, Gray managed it.

It wouldn’t have been a surprise to see startled Evertonians sat all around the ground jumping up and rubbing their eyes in sheer disbelief, such was the constant surprise to see Gray continuously popping up here, there and back again.

Left midfield, in the centre, taking up the number 10 role, playing upfront, even dropping to left-back, he did it all.

Gray has three goals and an assist in six Premier League games and his impact on the team has been vast.

His pace has been a major boost, while his neat skill, trickery and movement has also given the Blues a new dimension in the attacking half of the pitch.

However, perhaps his greatest attribute, particularly against the Canaries, is the fact he is a constant option. Always.

Gray shows for it, he races into space, arms out and hands gesturing to be given the ball.

He makes angles, runs back and forth, he recycles play and keeps it ticking over.

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If a team-mate is in a tricky situation, he’ll come short to play the one two or take the ball away from danger, slaloming left and right.

If he sees a channel to run in to, he’s off. It’s a quick ‘see ya’ to the defender and he’s speedily on his way.

Pass, move, pass, run, hold, move. On he goes again.

Gray will give and go, he’ll drive forward picking up fouls, he’ll roll his foot over the ball to take the sting out of things.

And almost every time, he makes the right call.

On Saturday, it was as though he was the personal helper to all ten of his team-mates. If they needed him, they didn’t even need to ask, he was there.

Gray was the glue that held every move together, he was the link which knitted it all.

He worked the entire back line. From one wing to another and through the middle, Gray played multiple positions, every role performed expertly.

Against Norwich, he used his body to get the better of his rivals, his skill allowing him range with the ball to drag it away as the opposition closed in.

Gray never hides. He wants to be involved and mixes skill with guile, industry and ingenuity.

This was a mature display, a showing full of nous from a player who only turned 25 in June and perhaps hasn’t been trusted by previous managers.

For Rafa Benitez and Everton, he is already a key player.