Following Everton’s calamitous defeat to Tottenham last night, Frank Lampard has provided a positive injury update ahead of the Toffees’ home fixture against Wolves on Sunday.
The Lowdown: Humiliation in north London
Spurs ran a relegation-threatened Everton riot on Monday night with a 5-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This meant it was the new Toffees boss’ fourth loss out of five in the Premier League – a damning statistic which sees them sit just one point ahead of the relegation zone.
Tottenham were dominant from the off, with a cross from Ryan Sessegnon leading to a Michael Keane own goal in the 14th minute. Three minutes later, Son Heung-Min squeezed a shot under Jordan Pickford before Harry Kane then finished a wonderful move for the hosts before the half time break.
Substitute Sergio Reguilon netted just 41 seconds after the restart and Kane added his second to compound the humiliation.
The Latest: Lampard’s injury update
After the game, Everton took to their official Twitter channel to share Lampard’s injury update ahead of the Toffees’ upcoming clash against Bruno Lage’s Wolves, bringing some rare good news for the supporters.
“Frank Lampard is hopeful Demarai Gray and Ben Godfrey will be fit to face Wolves on Sunday.”
The Verdict: Huge boost
This news will come as a huge boost for Everton as they look to prepare for their weekend fixture, where it is imperative that they come away with three points.
Gray’s return to the side could be the defining change needed to propel Everton back to goal-scoring form. Having played just 13 minutes of top-flight in the Toffees’ last four Premier League games, the 25-year-old still remains Everton’s top scorer in the league this season, with five goals.
Additionally, WhoScored have so-far rated the winger as the Blues’ most important player of the current campaign, so this will be huge to see him back fully fit with the side.
The same goes for Godfrey, who has missed the last five Premier League games due to a hamstring injury. This will give Lampard a defensive boost, as the 24-year-old averages 2.1 tackles and 3.5 clearances per game (via WhoScored), so hopefully he will provide some much-needed stability in the Toffees’ back-line.
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