Everton have received a potential injury boost before their FA Cup tie at home to Manchester City on Saturday evening.
As per the Liverpool Echo, Robin Olsen has not yet given up hope of being fit for the game at Goodison Park, after Jordan Pickford sustained an injury that he picked up in the 2-1 home loss to Burnley last time out in the Premier League which has ruled him out of the match against Pep Guardiola’s men as well as England’s upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Everton will hope Olsen is fit
The Merseyside club will no doubt be hoping that Olsen is declared fit and ready enough to play against MCFC given the injury suffered by Pickford.
Should Olsen start for Everton?
The Sweden international was brought in on loan from AS Roma for the 2020/21 term to give some healthy competition to the former Sunderland ace, and Carlo Ancelotti will not want to rely on his third-choice goalkeeper in Joao Virginia.
Olsen has been reasonably reliable in between the posts when called upon by the Italian boss so far this season, keeping two clean sheets in nine appearances in total over all competitions (Transfermarkt) in addition to averaging 2.6 saves per top-flight game and making no errors that have led to goals (Sofascore).
Nonetheless, the Toffees will be hoping that they can call upon the 31-year-old come the weekend.
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