Everton fans were left furious after Fabian Delph suffered a fresh injury setback on the dawn of their FA Cup third round clash against hated neighbours Liverpool on Sunday.
Delph, who joined the Toffees from Manchester City for £10m in the summer, jumped straight into the heart of Everton’s midfield but fitness issues have seen his expected playing time dramatically cut.
The England international has suffered a catalogue of injuries since his arrival on Merseyside and only play 17 times for the Citizens last season.
Carlo Ancelotti now finds himself short of midfielders, with his key assets Delph and Andre Gomes sidelined for the crunch clash on Sunday.
Despite this, the three-time Champions League winner told the Liverpool Echo that he will closely monitor his fitness, admitting that the medical staff have experienced issues with Delph’s knee.
Supporters were left frustrated after Delph’s latest fitness complication and made their feelings clear about what a poor signing he was in the summer.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Ridiculous signing whoever sanctioned it . Thought we’d moved on from signing these types
— Everton_Hipster (@EvertonHipster) January 3, 2020
He is made entirely of biscuits!
— Gentlemen let’s broaden our minds! Lawrence! (@clivec71) January 3, 2020
When they said he was coming in to replace McCarthy they wasn’t lying was they 🙄
— Michael (@michaelkirby_1) January 3, 2020
Not fit to lace Gareth Barry’s boots that lad
— Rob (@Kavanini1878) January 3, 2020
he was cheap enough to give it a go mate, but it turns out to be a bad decision.
— Trevor M. (@trevor_p_malco) January 3, 2020
Bad move from the Blues with this transfer, plainly obvious the player is never going to be capable of playing more than 3/4 consecutive games. Now we are depleted even more in midfield for Sunday#barebones
— Steve Hogan (@LeisureLeagues2) January 3, 2020
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