Following Lucas Digne’s red card against Southampton on Sunday, Niels Nkounkou may have the chance to start against Newcastle United next weekend.
Digne was sent off against the Saints for a nasty tackle, albeit accidental, on Kyle Walker-Peters. It capped off a terrible day at the office for the Toffees, with them losing their first match of the season as James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams scored in a 2-0 victory for the South coast side.
Nkounkou joined from Marseille during the off-season, and has already made three appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, although all in the League Cup. So far, Everton are still in the competition having reached the quarter-finals, so he certainly has played a positive role in the campaign.
Should Nkounkou start vs Newcastle?
With Digne likely to be unavailable next weekend, many Everton supporters want to see the 19-year-old included in Ancelotti’s starting line-up against Newcastle. They took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s have a look at what they had to say about Nkounkou
Nkounkou’s time to shine or Delph playing there?
— Gwladys Street Blue (@blue_gwladys) October 25, 2020
Not entirely agree. Nkounkou probably will, lad looks a beast. Maybe both of them. Bit of youth might work wonders
— Wayne 1878 (@wayneke55257655) October 25, 2020
Huge opportunity for Nkounkou now, looked great in the league cup games
— Everton Phil (@PhilipPitcher) October 25, 2020
Very excited to see Nkounkou play now that Digne is out for three games. I think he is ready and good enough to do a job, especially in games where we dominate.
— Nic (@Nkoukinho) October 25, 2020
Niels Nkounkou masterclass incoming next week! 🔥🔜💙 pic.twitter.com/XIT9h8tYP6
— TheMightyBlues (@MightyBluesYT) October 25, 2020
Newcastle aren’t ready🇫🇷🔥 pic.twitter.com/2um4AiT4gr
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) October 25, 2020
In other news, Everton fans hammered this man against the Saints. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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