This afternoon, Everton will be back in action in the Premier League, fully aware that securing a victory against Bournemouth is crucial for maintaining their status in the top-flight league, writes the LiverpoolEcho.
Sean Dyche, speaking earlier this week, emphasized the significance of today’s match, acknowledging that anything other than a win could open the door for Leicester City or Leeds United to take advantage.
Unfortunately for Everton, they have been hit with a significant setback prior to the game, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Nathan Patterson, and Ben Godfrey have all been ruled out. While there are concerns about Vitaliy Mykolenko’s availability, Amadou Onana is ready to participate. No update was provided regarding Tom Davies.
During Friday’s press conference, Dyche addressed the fitness of Calvert-Lewin and Patterson, stating, “They won’t be fit. We haven’t had Dom for two-thirds of my time here.
“We have still won games, still got points on the board, and performed. We realised when he got injured in the first game that it wasn’t going to be a short injury.
“We knew we would have to find a way of working with that. We have found that way, and it’s important we do that. Patto has come into the side more lately and performed well. We lose him as well.”