Everton have suffered the worst injury crisis in the Premier League this season which has ultimately led to many of their first team’s players being sidelined whilst the squad has struggled to pick up points.
Frank Lampard’s side are currently two points deep into the relegation zone sitting in 18th with just five games remaining to seal their fate, the potential of losing their top-flight status is at an all-time high, but now they have had an unexpected injury boost that could have a positive impact in keeping their safety hopes alive.
Tom Davies returned this weekend to the Everton bench against Chelsea at Goodison Park after suffering what was thought to be a season-ending knee injury, and his speedy recovery has stunned many.
Liverpool Echo journalist Joe Thomas tweeted: “Incredible effort from Tom Davies to get back into Everton matchday squad ahead of expectations.
“A surprise spot on the bench for him today – his injury was deemed so severe he was not even registered in Premier League squad in January, only returning after Gbamin left on loan.”
The Merseyside born midfielder’s return to action has given Lampard another lifeline in his pursuit to keep hold of Premier League football at the club this season, and the Toffees boss has revealed how he can play his part in the final fixtures.
Lampard told reporters (via Liverpool World):
“He’s been on the training pitch now for a couple of weeks and is so dedicated to the cause. It comes out of his veins, you can see it.
“Hopefully, he can contribute in the final, latter part of the season.”
Davies has only made five appearances in the league this season but was hugely effective in the centre of the pitch during his few performances, scoring once and proving successful in 100% of his dribbles and 59% of his duels combined, proving that he has the potential to be a promising force if he can get the opportunity to play again this season.
Ultimately, Lampard must do everything that he can in his few remaining opportunities to pick up points and save Everton from relegation this season and having Davies available to positively impact his side will surely be a huge relief and boost to the squad ahead of the last few weeks.