Everton are battling to fight consistency under Marco Silva and face a stern test this weekend when they travel to face an unbeaten Chelsea side.
Maurizio Sarri is yet to taste defeat in competitive matches in charge of the West London giants and the Blues will be confident heading into their clash against the Toffees, who have historically struggled in their trips to Stamford Bridge.
Everton’s hopes of getting something from the game have hit a blow after speculation that Richarlison, who has scored six goals in nine Premier League matches this season, will miss the game against Chelsea due to injury.
As Everton’s most dangerous asset, the potential loss of the Brazilian starlet will provide a significant blow to Silva’s preparations for the match and Everton fans on social media have been discussing the rumours.
While some remain optimistic he will feature, others are less confident. We have gathered some of their reactions below.
FFS. He did get a nasty knock against Brighton….. But really do we ever get anything against Chelsea away?! As long as it's one game….
— Bullensblue (@Bullensblue1) November 8, 2018
Not really. Strength in depth. Opportunities for DCL. Cenk. Plus Lookman.
— MDamon_toffee (+) (@Everton_Damon) November 8, 2018
All good Al, we’ve Oumar.
— Sharpy (@j0sharp) November 8, 2018
Probably just giving his battered ankles a rest, he does get kicked around the pitch a lot, I wouldn’t worry too much, he’s a resilient lad.
— Keith the Teeth (@davieskeith3) November 8, 2018
So us this if true…….hopefully just resting a small knock ahead of the game as he’s key to us getting something. Don’t fancy our chances of a positive result without him.
— Matt (@africansunset73) November 8, 2018
He had a slight limp on Tuesday at Goodison when he walked across the pitch.
— Old Swan Blue (@StreetEnd60) November 8, 2018
Probably that ankle sprain he picked up, just being cautious
— David Barks (@evertonbarks) November 8, 2018
That’ll be his ankle. Hope we don’t risk him if it’s giving him a bit of jip
— Paul Martinez (@blue_ezy) November 8, 2018