Latest Everton injury news ahead of Premier League clash vs Tottenham Hotspur
According to the Liverpool Echo, Frank Lampard has provided the latest injury news on Everton ahead of their match against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. His side will travel to Tottenham Hotspur stadium for the league fixture which will take place on Monday.
The Toffees have several injury concerns coming into this game amidst their struggles to remain in the English top-flight this season. Andre Gomes missed the 2-0 win in the FA Cup against Boreham, and the reason was revealed by the former Chelsea boss in the pre-match press conference. The midfielder has picked up a thigh injury, but his coach is hopeful about recovering him in time.
“He’s picked up a thigh injury, which he’s been carrying a bit. Hopefully, he’ll be training over the next couple of days.”
Vitaliy Mykolenko was forced off the field in the fifth round of the FA Cup, and Lampard has now confirmed the circumstances behind his substitution. The left-back has suffered a dead leg during the second half of the tie. The ex-England international remains hopeful that Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ben Godfrey can feature against Spurs on Monday.
“It’s a dead leg [for Mykolenko], so not too bad. Dominic, we’re hoping will be training over the weekend, but we’ll have to wait and see. Ben Godfrey is getting closer, hopefully, he’ll be with us in the early part of next week.”
Several injury boosts!
The Everton quartet is doubtful for the game on Monday as the Toffees manager is hopeful of recovering them in time. As such, their availability would ultimately be determined by how each individual recovers in the build-up to the league fixture. Hence, we are boosted by their setback, which we should look to take advantage of.
Even if any of the four would be in contention to play against us, it would probably be from the bench to avoid the risk of a relapse. Even if Lampard has a full squad to choose from, we must get all three points in the bag so as not to fall off in the race for the top four positions in the league.
Moreover, the Liverpool based club have not found their feet under Lampard just yet, which means that anything less than a victory at home would be terrible on our part. We must use this opportunity to get over the disappointment against Middlesbrough that we suffered in the FA Cup.
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That’s not all, as we are set to run into a difficult run of matches following the game against Everton. Manchester United, Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United all await us in the weeks to come, making it necessary to build some momentum going into them.
The games against Manchester United and West Ham are really crucial for our league season, which remains the only competition in which we can redeem ourselves in this campaign. Champions League qualification would be a big achievement under the circumstances, so a win against the Toffees is a must if we are to challenge for a top-four finish.