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The return of Richarlison provides Everton with the means to hurt Bellerin and Arsenal

The return of Richarlison provides Everton with the means to hurt Bellerin and Arsenal

After gaining decent results in their first couple of Premier League fixtures, Everton have dropped off significantly in their last two games against Huddersfield and West Ham.

Their loss which came at home against the Hammers, in particular, was worrying both in regards to their defensive and attacking displays.

At the back, Marco Silva’s men played extremely nervy, while going forward they were so wasteful in front of goal with Cenk Tosun having an absolute stinker of a game.

And with a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal now awaiting, things will not get any easier for the Toffees.

With that being said, Everton will welcome the return of summer signing Richarlison with his three-match suspension now served.

Prior to the red card he picked up in Everton’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth, the Brazilian had been brilliant, netting twice against Wolves on his debut before adding to his total with a goal versus Southampton.

Going into Saturday’s game, there is no doubt Arsenal will be fearing Richarlison’s return having shown so much vulnerability in defence so far this season.

While Hector Bellerin is fantastic at getting up and down the right flank, defensively, he can be very suspect, while both Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis are not the quickest of central defenders.

The space between Bellerin and the right centre-back is there to be exploited. And at this moment in time, there are few left wingers in the Premier League more capable of exploiting it than Richarlison.

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