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Everton dealt Ben Godfrey injury blow

Everton are currently fighting tooth and nail to keep their place in the Premier League for next season and avoid getting relegated to the Championship.

With six games left to play, Frank Lampard’s side will need to pick up as many points as possible and hope that Burnley drop points at the same time.

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Looking ahead to this crucial next few weeks, it seems as though the Merseyside club will be sweating over the fitness of one of their key figures.

What’s the news?

After being set to start against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, the Toffees defender had to be replaced by Michael Keane just before kick-off.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo after the disheartening 2-0 defeat against their Merseyside rivals, Lampard had this to say on the matter surrounding Godfrey.

He said: “Bad luck, muscle injury. I never second guess them, same as Donny [van de Beek]. No idea [on length of Godfrey’s injury]. We’re hoping it’s minor.”

Since arriving at Goodison Park back in the 2020 summer transfer window from Norwich City in a deal worth a reported fee of £20m, the Englishman has gone on to make 63 appearances across all competitions for the Toffees.

Terrible news for Lampard

To highlight what a useful figure the 24-year-old has been for Everton this season, he has racked up a total of 48 blocks and 98 clearances, as well as a combined total of 101 tackles and interceptions, leaving only Allan and Seamus Coleman with more.

This shows what a blow it could be for the team and terrible news for Lampard to not have Godfrey available for their next few games.

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Having also shown his capability of playing as a centre-back and in the two full-back positions, his versatility also highlights what a useful figure he is.

Given the serious situation that Everton are in now heading into the final stages of the campaign, it’s safe to say that they will need all their players fit and available to feature wherever possible.

For the time being, it seems as though it’s a case of fingers crossed and hope that the defender can be back out on the pitch ready to help the team avoid the drop as soon as possible.

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