Date: 24th September 2019 at 5:05pm
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Jonjoe Kenny is enjoying life on loan at Schalke 04 and could find himself replacing Seamus Coleman at right-back next season. The 22-year-old has made six appearances in all competitions for Schalke, scoring and creating three goals, and is likely to join Everton’s first-team in 2019/20 based on his current form.

Kenny’s Schalke side are fifth in the Bundesliga with 10 points from five games and boast the joint-third-best defensive record (5) in addition to keeping two clean sheets. Coleman is captaining an Everton side sitting 14th in the Premier League without a clean sheet for more than a month.

The 30-year-old hasn’t been at his best under Marco Silva this season and could find himself replaced by Djibril Sidibe. Everton will still need competition for Coleman, however, as Sidibe’s loan deal is up next June. Kenny is doing everything in his power to put himself in contention.

As per WhoScored, the Schalke defender has scored one goal and made two assists, created six chances, won 40% of his aerial duels, whipped in 18 crosses, blocked 13 shots/crosses/passes, made 11 clearances and averaged a tackle or interception every 45 minutes.

Silva will surely be paying attention to Kenny’s form in Germany and may be considering him to replace Coleman in the future.

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One Reply to “Opinion: Defender could join Everton first-team next season”

  • You know it’s strange, or maybe not so strange that Everton HAVE NOT been playing well at all, apart from a purple patch mainly at home at the end of last season, players all seemed out of sorts yet when playing for their National Sides have been the players we know and trust. We have presumably strengthened in the Summer, but unfortunately a couple of injuries have prevented Delph and Gbamin from appearing more regularly, so on paper we HAVE A DECENT SQUAD.
    Same with Jonjoe and some of the others that have been loaned out, (although not all) they have become crowd favourites in a short time. My conclusion the only common denominator in all of this is SILVA and his stubborn attitudes towards team selection and substitutions, and seems devoid of any discernable game plan.

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