Many Everton fans have been left fuming as some early team news has emerged ahead of their game away at Burnley in the Premier League on Boxing Day.
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match at Turf Moor, Rafa Benitez has now revealed that as many as 11 players are currently out for his team, with six injured and a further five who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Where will Everton finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
Considering that they had a depleted squad in their last game in their 1-1 draw away at Chelsea, in where they could not fill the bench and had to field some youngsters, including starting debutant Ellis Simms (BBC), this is yet another kick in the teeth for the Goodison Park faithful, who may not fancy their chances against the Clarets with so many squad players still unavailable.
Nonetheless, the fixture still goes ahead at this moment in time, much to the anger of some Merseyside club supporters.
Everton fans on team news
These Toffees fumed as the team news was shared on Twitter, with one Blue even going as far as to claim that it was ‘scandalous’:
“The league is a joke, it should be all teams play or they don’t. Not pick and choose what clubs they can force to play. Integrity of the league has gone for me”
“Farcical that it hasn’t been called off, if that’s the case”
“Ridiculous that it won’t be called off when other teams “sky 6” teams have been able to get them called off !! Joke”
“League should be suspended. 2 weeks at least. This is absurd.”
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