Marco Silva has confirmed that Andre Gomes is unavailable for the visit of Sheffield United, and that has led some fans to call for Tom Davies to get his chance to start.
The Portuguese midfielder is out with a rib injury and his fitness will be monitored on a day-by-day basis, but he has not yet returned to full training after missing the defeat to Bournemouth.
It is another setback for the Toffees who are also without new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and the shortage of midfielders means Silva hasn’t been able to settle on a chosen partnership yet.
The injuries also present a chance for Davies to come into the starting XI, which he has been unable to do so far, and in fact has only played 11 minutes despite Everton winning just two games in the league.
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With fans running out of patience in Morgan Schneiderlin, the man who replaced Gomes last week, they have turned their attention to the Everton academy product, and as seen in the reactions below they are keen for him to get his chance.
Give Davies a go before Schneiderlin then!
— Paul Wilkins (@wilkinsefc) September 20, 2019
Play Tom Davies
— Muscatello (@T_Rouland_) September 20, 2019
Yes. But it will be Schneiderlin Bc you clearly need two CDMs at home against a promoted side ???
— mbp (@Philatty) September 20, 2019
Why not? Him and Delph would be an interesting combo.
— Si (@Bonesy68) September 20, 2019
Davies all day.
— Ste…Toffees!!! (@Everton1878Ste) September 20, 2019
That’s us beat tomorow then no gomes was hoping he was back I want to see Davies and Delph not shdnerlin
— James Evans (@Efc12Evans) September 20, 2019
Huge opportunity for Davies this John. After last week the manager has to be brave, regardless of how strong we are at home. I’d play Davies & Iwobi either side of Delph in a 3. Bernard, Richarlison & Kean as the front 3.
— Matthew Barry (@EFCMatt1) September 20, 2019
— Stuart Evans (@shrewstu) September 20, 2019