A number of Everton supporters have been urging Carlo Ancelotti to drop defender Yerry Mina for Mason Holgate when he returns to fitness, after their first defeat of the campaign at Southampton.
Mina has started all six of Everton’s opening Premier League matches and the defender has helped the Toffees get off to a strong start to the campaign. The Colombian has averaged 1.8 interceptions and 4.3 clearances per match so far in the Premier League this term (Sofascore).
However, after recording a clean sheet on the opening day against Tottenham Hotspur, Everton have now shipped nine goals in their last five league matches. Mina has made one error leading to a goal and only averaged 0.5 tackles per game (Sofascore), which has now seen some question his place in the side.
Holgate enjoyed an excellent season last term for the Toffees, with the Englishman averaging 1.6 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 3.5 clearances per match (Sofascore). However, he has been out of action with a foot injury sustained in pre-season. Ancelotti had suggested after the first game of the season that he could be out for around eight to 12 weeks.
Everton fans urge Ancelotti to replace Mina with Holgate
Some Everton fans took to Twitter after their loss at Southampton to suggest that Mina makes too many errors to stay in the side alongside Michael Keane when Holgate is fit.
100% straight back in, Mina has had some strong performances but at the end of the day he isn’t at the level Mason is
— Hannah Farrell (@HanJFarrell) October 25, 2020
I like Mina, but he’s slow over the first 5 yards and doesn’t get the blocks in that he should as a result. He also makes more mistakes than Keane. Holgate replaces Mina when he’s fit again.
— Tom Elliott (@Tom_L_Elliott) October 25, 2020
Mina all day too many silly mistakes and doesn’t have the pace for counter attacks and he drops his head too easily
— Graham Limbert (@limbert_graham) October 25, 2020
Mina should be replaced, just not consistent enough
— Jacob the Toffeeman ⓿ (@efcjacobz) October 25, 2020
Mina has to go he’s a decent player but always liable to make a mistake
— Daniel (@Danthedon1878) October 25, 2020
Mina is the one liability we have at the moment, he is a carbon copy of Yobo
— Navy Blue (@Paddock_View) October 25, 2020
Holgate and Keane, mina is awful
— Ian (@Ian_efc81) October 25, 2020
In other news, find out what these Everton fans had to say about this current exiled player after his performance out on loan this weekend here and don’t forget to leave a comment below!
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