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Sport 'Shameful', 'Never-ending' - Many Everton fans fume as 'ridiculous' pre-AFC team news emerges

14:56  04 december  2021
14:56  04 december  2021 Source:   footballtransfertavern.com

Fewer touches than Pickford: £22.5m-rated Everton flop must face the axe from Rafa - opinion

  Fewer touches than Pickford: £22.5m-rated Everton flop must face the axe from Rafa - opinion Michael Keane had fewer touches than Jordan Pickford in the heavy 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, in a poor performance as a whole for the Everton side.Rafa Benitez’s side put in a defensive disaster-class at the Ethiad, losing 3-0 to the title challengers, and never really establishing any attacking threat in the entire duration of the game.

Many Everton fans have been left fuming as some early team news has emerged ahead of their game against Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton © Provided by Transfer Tavern Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton

Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match against the Gunners, Rafael Benitez has now revealed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is ‘still a couple of weeks’ away minimum from recovering from his injury setback, having not played since August.

The striker scored three goals in the first three games of the season prior to the injury (Transfermarkt), and the Toffees have clearly missed him, having now gone eight matches in the Premier League without a win after their 4-1 drubbing at home by Liverpool in midweek.

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  In a league of his own: EFC gem who made 4 dribbles was Benitez's only glimmer of hope - opinion Andros Townsend appeared to be the only player who put in a shift against Manchester City today in a 3-0 defeat that handed Everton their 4th loss in five.Rafa Benitez’s side has been riddled with injuries over the last three months of the season, with many key players missing from the action all over the pitch from defence to attack, Demarai Gray joined the long list of injuries 16 minutes into the Man City game.

Considering such dreadful form, the last thing that Everton supporters wanted to hear was that they will be without the 24-year-old marksman throughout the pre-Christmas period.

Everton fans on Calvert-Lewin news

These Blues fans fumed as the team news involving Calvert-Lewin was shared on Twitter, with one going as far as to claim that it was ‘ridiculous’:

“The never-ending injury. He won’t be fully fit until about March as it will take him 6-8 games to build back up. Ridiculous.”

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“Every single week it’s the same answer!”

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“Excuses excuses”

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“Why only Everton…shameful”

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“WEEKS???”

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“It’s been a couple of weeks for about two months”
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In other news, find out what Benitez claim has left these Evertonians fuming

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Benitez fights back at replacement rumours, insists the Everton board ‘supports’ him .
Everton manager Rafa Benitez insists he has the backing of the club's board amid rumours they are looking at potential replacements . © PA Images Rafa Benitez pictured on the touchline during Everton vs Man Utd in the Premier League The Toffees sit 14th in the Premier League after losing four of their last five matches. That includes a one-sided derby defeat to Liverpool and a disappointing loss at the hands of Crystal Palace last time out. Benitez’s tactics have come into question, with his side failing to play an expansive style of football.

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