Football is mathematics
Favourites English> Settings>
Close[X]

My Leagues

Popular Leagues

Other Leagues

Everton’s receive a boost with star players returning to training

13 January 2022 | Premier League | Opinion
639
Everton’s receive a boost with star players returning to training
Najmi Arif / Shutterstock.com

This season has been a disappointing one, to say the least for everybody connected with Everton. The Toffees are currently on a run of just one win in their last 12 matches in the Premier League and sitting 15th place in the table.

There are already calls for head coach Rafa Benitez to lose his job. If they do not pick up a result this weekend against rock bottom Norwich, those calls for the Spaniard’s exit will intensify.

However, the men from Merseyside may just receive a boost in the return to action of three of their star players in the near future.

Centre-back Yerry Mina, along with forwards Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have all returned to training after injury.

They are three of the Toffees key players. Colombian international Mina is arguably Everton’s best centre-back when he is fit.

The Toffees look more secure when he plays, but unfortunately, he has struggled to remain injury-free throughout his Everton career.

Most teams would miss their best two attacking players and Everton are no different. With Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison on the pitch, they offer a far bigger attacking threat than without them. Their return to training is a start at least.

Calvert-Lewin did briefly return for the Toffees game against Brighton. However, he looked slightly rusty and missed a penalty kick.

Reportedly, he picked up another niggle after the game and Benitez was reluctant to play him against Hull in the FA Cup third round last weekend.

The return to the squad of the trio can only be good news for the team from Merseyside. With a seemingly decent run of fixtures in the near future, a few wins could well change the whole mood of the club.

Whether those players can help the Toffees out of their current sticky situation only time will tell. However, if they return and the team is still not getting results, then more questions will be asked about the Everton future of head coach Rafa Benitez.

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Manchester City 56 22 18 2 2 54 13 41
2
Liverpool 45 21 13 6 2 55 18 37
3
Chelsea 44 23 12 8 3 46 18 28
4
West Ham 37 22 11 4 7 41 30 11
5
Tottenham 36 19 11 3 5 26 22 4
6
Arsenal 35 20 11 2 7 33 25 8
7
Manchester United 35 21 10 5 6 35 30 5
8
Wolverhampton 31 20 9 4 7 17 15 2
9
Brighton 29 21 6 11 4 22 22 0
10
Aston Villa 26 21 8 2 11 28 32 -4
11
Leicester City 25 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3
12
Crystal Palace 24 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1
13
Southampton 24 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8
14
Brentford 23 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11
15
Leeds United 22 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15
16
Everton 19 20 5 4 11 24 35 -11
17
Norwich City 16 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32
18
Watford 14 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17
19
Newcastle United 12 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23
20
Burnley 11 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11

Top trends