Marco Silva’s lineup for Everton’s clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium certainly raised a few eyebrows yesterday.
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— Everton (@Everton) September 23, 2018
Fans saw the return of Michael Keane from his skull fracture and Cenk Tosun dropped out following his recent performances and the criticisms he’s taken from within the fan base as he struggles to find his scoring boots.
Tom Davies took the armband and that caused consternation of its own as you’d expect given the contradictory thoughts expressed about his development of late.
Keane fractured his skull and got fit before Mina
— Nick Lucas (@NickLucas27) September 23, 2018
That's the spirit
— Christopher Mottram (@cmottram26) September 23, 2018
Do they ????
— Consummate Toffee (@ConsummateToff1) September 23, 2018
Keane? Thought he was out for ages. Beginning to think both Barca players we brought in were a myth cos a guy who got hole in his head is back quicker than one with a foot injury. Dont mind DcL upfront, done more than Tosun #efc
— Simon Currie (@sicurrie) September 23, 2018
When you announcing the proper team!
— Kieran Matthews (@kmatthews17) September 23, 2018
This was funny like the first week of the season????
— Keenan Latham (@KeenanLatham) September 23, 2018
how can Bernard not be good enough to make the 11 ffs the only way to get fully fit is by playing
— Tim Lucas (@timothyrlucas) September 23, 2018
That's what I said…… but some of these negative comments are … in a strange way… rather funny. ????????????
— Dale Tomaselli (@DrTomaselli) September 23, 2018
You've taken your (+) stance a step too far this time ????
— Simon (@Wezzo_66) September 23, 2018
No Cenk Tosun No Party
— Maurizio Sarri (@sarri00) September 23, 2018
As can be seen from the above comments on social media, one big question stands out and that concerns where are some of our summer captures.
We knew a couple arrived with knocks, but Keane has recovered a little quicker than I thought he was expecting to as we’re still within the ‘month’ I thought he’d be out, and didn’t think he’d come back into things until at least next weekend when you factor in full contact training.
But as above no one has seen hide nor hair of Yerry Mina yet, so is his injury far worse than expected or has he just suffered a minor set back in his recovery?
With Everton losing the tie 2-0, the above questions and criticisms are only going to get louder in the coming days.