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Everton: Lampard must unleash Ben Godfrey against Crystal Palace

Everton will host Crystal Palace in their penultimate Premier League game and last home game at Goodison Park tonight and after a promising injury update has emerged, Frank Lampard has been given a huge boost ahead of the game.

Ben Godfrey has been confirmed as fit and available for selection in the final clash of the season on Merseyside against Patrick Vieira’s men, despite concern that he would not be returning this season following a serious thigh injury that has left him out of the side for weeks.

The Toffees boss gave the green light on the defender’s return in his pre-match press conference yesterday (via Liverpool Echo):

“Ben Godfrey will be in the squad. It’s a testament to him how he’s strived to get fit.”

With that being said, Lampard must unleash Godfrey back into the team against Crystal Palace to get the job done and secure not only three points but the opportunity to complete their great escape from Premier League relegation, which would be a huge achievement ahead of the last day of the campaign.

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According to SofaScore, in the 6-foot centre-back’s 23 appearances in the league this season he has won the majority of both his ground and aerial duels (56%), has been successful in 75% of dribbles, making 2 tackles and 4 interceptions on average per game, proving he is one of the more solid defenders for Everton this season.

In fact, the £68k-per-week ace who was hailed “immense” and a “revelation” by professional boxer Tony Bellew, has played his part in eight of the 16 games that Everton have picked up points in this season, so he can be a real influence in securing his ninth positive result against Palace tonight.

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The Toffees will travel to the Emirates on Sunday for the final game of the season against Arsenal, so should really take their chances in securing their safety at home this evening to take the pressure off the last game and keep their battle with relegation in their hands instead of having to rely on other results to save them.

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