Many Everton fans have been fuming at injury update on Mason Holgate by Carlo Ancelotti after his team beat Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in their Premier League season opener.
The central defender missed the Merseyside club’s win over Spurs and Ancelotti confirmed after the game (via the Liverpool Echo) that Holgate will be out “for 8-12 weeks.”
Indeed, this is a bit of a blow to the Toffees after a great win, as the 23-year-old played in a total of 32 games for the Blues in all competitions in 2019/20, scoring one goal and making three assists, according to Transfermarkt.
Aside from fellow senior centre-back options Michael Keane and Yerry Mina, Everton would then have to look at fringe players like Jarrad Branthwaite and Matthew Pennington for cover in that role, and so it may beg the question as to whether they should sign another centre-half, perhaps on loan, to cover for injuries and suspensions.
Is Holgate the best centre-back at Everton?
These Toffees supporters were left fuming upon reading the news on Twitter:
We defo need cover then …
— MikeyF (@fozzie74) September 14, 2020
He's a loss, but hopefully, Mina & keane will play well together, now they have proper protection from the midfield
— Leo Mulvs (@BLUEORDER6) September 14, 2020
Hopeless injury and extremely careless. Makes a mistake and gets injured.
Everton have to sign a senior centre back… can’t go into a season again with just three + a youngster.
— FollowEverton (@followeverton) September 14, 2020
Massive blow that
— Everton Insight (@EvertonInsight) September 14, 2020
Made of glass that lad 🤦🏻♂️
— Jason Bowers (@JasonBo57710178) September 14, 2020
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