Carlo Ancelotti has dropped a triple injury blow for Everton ahead of their away trip to West Brom in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match, the Italian boss confirmed that Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are still all out injured and therefore will not take any part in the fixture.
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Ancelotti also revealed that Tom Davies, James Rodriguez, Seamus Coleman and Robin Olsen all need to be assessed, which may leave the Goodison Park faithful a bit short in terms of squad depth if they are all unable to play.
Everton may be a little short against West Brom
The loss of Mina especially will be a big blow to the Merseyside club given his six-foot-four frame, which would be useful up against Sam Allardyce’s team – the Baggies will surely look to capitalise on set pieces.
The former FC Barcelona man has put in some very impressive displays for the Blues in the centre of the defence, as he has won no fewer than 4.7 of his duels per appearance in the Premier League so far in the 2020/21 season, in addition to averaging 4.5 clearances, 1.1 interceptions and one tackle a game (Sofascore).
In the case of both Delph and Gbamin, it is a case of whether Toffees fans will be able to see them on the pitch again given their horrendous injury records, and with both Davies and Rodriguez potentially out as well, EFC may find themselves a little short in terms of options in the heart of the midfield come the trip to the Hawthorns.
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