Everton have now been dealt a big injury blow before their game away at Norwich City in the Premier League this afternoon.
The Lowdown: Win needed
With the Canaries currently sitting at the bottom of the table, and the Goodison Park faithful in a precarious position themselves, a win is much needed for the away team in order to gain some confidence.
Should Davies start for Everton?
They have only won once in the top flight since actually beating NCFC at home back in September, and so the Merseyside club need to start finding some form, or risk being drawn into a relegation battle.
The Latest: Davies out
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match, Rafa Benitez has revealed (via Phil Kirkbride) that Tom Davies is now likely to be out for ‘1-2 months’.
He has not played for the Toffees since November, and now faces an extended period on the sidelines.
The Verdict: Big blow
Of course, to lose Davies in the first place was a blow, but the fact that he could now be out for the next couple of months makes it a big one.
Described as an ‘excellent‘ player by former Premier League ace Paddy Kenny, whenever he has been able to play, Davies is one of their few midfield players that likes to take a shot on goal, averaging 1.2 per game in the top flight, and it is thus no surprise that with his only start in the division, he scored.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is the only other centre midfielder for the Blues to have scored in the Premier League this term, having played nearly treble the amount of matches, and so Davies could add that little extra threat if the forwards are misfiring.
Nonetheless, they have had to postpone fixtures before due to a lack of squad depth after rising COVID-19 cases, and Davies offers a valuable squad space for Benitez.
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