Many Everton fans have been left delighted at a potential position change for Ben Godfrey ahead of their FA Cup tie at home to Manchester City.
The Liverpool Echo have suggested that the former Norwich City man can play in midfield if needed, as Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he needs to be more creative following the long-term injury to Abdoulaye Doucoure, and he could well experiment with Godfrey in midfield against Pep Guardiola’s men.
Should Godfrey start for Everton?
The 23-year-old has played in either a defensive or central midfield role for a combined total 0f 59 games over the course of his whole club career so far, and so is certainly more than capable of playing there if Ancelotti wanted to use that option.
Whether Godfrey ends up playing in midfield against MCFC is another question – he hasn’t played there since arriving on Merseyside so it would certainly be a surprise – but it is seemingly a move that should not be ruled out.
Everton fan reaction to Godfrey in midfield
These Toffees supporters lauded the idea of Godfrey playing in midfield on Twitter:
“I like this solution do it”
“No brainer. Play him and Allan in the centre of a four, with Richarlison on the right and James/Bernard on the left. With King and DCL up front in a two”
“I like that idea, Mina and Keane behind him Allan and Davies.”
“100% try this what do we have to lose!”
“Said this the other day, it’s the only logical solution to fill the gap left by Doucoure”
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