Everton’s final three matches could be season-defining for the Toffees. If they win all of them, the Merseyside outfit could end up finishing in seventh, which would be a respectable position for the club after the campaign they have had.
And, Marco Silva’s side will need to turn their attention to Crystal Palace on Saturday as they travel to Selhurst Park.
What’s the News?
Everton could be without Richarlison for the encounter against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, per a match preview by Sky Sports.
The Brazil international is thought to be a doubt after receiving a blow to his ribs in their win against Manchester United last weekend.
Andre Gomes will continue to remain absent as he will miss the second game of his three-match suspension, whilst Theo Walcott is considered touch-and-go because of sickness.
Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina could hand Silva a boost as both have managed to recover from their respective issues in time for the match.
Richarlison being a doubt is hugely concerning news for Everton and Silva as they prepare for their trip to south London.
The Brazil international has been a key member of the team during his debut season at Goodison Park and could arguably be considered one of their best players of the campaign.
The forward has been a threat in the final third of the pitch and has started to rediscover the form he had at the beginning of his career with the Toffees by coming up with crucial goals to help Everton record some impressive wins.
Gomes’ continued absence is also a blow for Silva as he has also been a standout in the team, despite the club cruising to a 4-0 win against Manchester United last weekend.
However, the news that Digne and Mina are both available and in contention will have softened their woes as Everton will be able to choose from a full-strength defence to keep Crystal Palace’s attackers at bay on Saturday.
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