Date: 30th January 2020 at 5:28pm
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Everton have been given a boost ahead of their trip to face Watford, with Richarlison “available” for selection. Carlo Ancelotti says he’s “okay” and has been training all week, so the 22-year-old could start for the Toffees on Saturday afternoon.

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Ancelotti said in Thursday’s pre-match press conference: “Richarlison is okay and has trained all week. Richarlison (is) available (to face Watford).” Richarlison had been out of action with a knee injury that caused him to miss Everton’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United (January 18) and 2-2 draw with Newcastle United (January 21).

In the Brazilian’s absence, Ancelotti called upon Theo Walcott and Bernard on either flank while Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin started in attack. Richarlison may come in for Walcott or Kean when Everton travel to Vicarage Road over the weekend.

The 22-year-old has made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 14 goals. Prior to his injury, Richarlison had a hand in seven goals from his last 11 games, so his return is great news. His worth to Everton is so great that the Merseysiders reportedly turned down an £85m bid from Barcelona.

Richarlison has been a terrific servant for Everton over the last 18 months, contributing 30 goals in 65 games, so it’s not hard to see why they’re so keen to keep him.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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