Here are your Everton morning headlines for Tuesday, October 27.
The latest Everton news, views and transfer rumors from the Liverpool Echo
Former blues defender Michael Ball wrote about it in his latest column for ECHO. “Unfortunately, the old mentality and old Everton came back to haunt us on Sunday,” he wrote.
Many Everton players have wondered if their squad is deep enough, and there are also concerns about the mental strength of the team when the going gets tough.
After a fantastic start to the 2020/21 season, Everton disappointed in a 2-0 defeat to Southampton on Sunday.
For more insight into what went wrong at St. Mary’s, his article is worth a complete read.
Carlo Ancelotti described the decision to give his left-back a red card after the game as “a joke” and Digne will miss three games due to a suspension following his dismissal.
One of the many problems in Southampton was that Lucas Digne was sent off in the second half when Everton tried to get back into the game.
This will open the door for newcomer Niels Nkounkou to compete in the Premier League, having only joined the club this summer in the Carabao Cup.
David Alexander Hughes has reviewed his performance to date to see what he could offer Everton in the next three games.
While Ancelotti will need to replace Digne for the next few games, he will also need to solve a problem on the other side of Everton’s defense.
And his absence also proved to be a problem in the Saints attack, as he has been working very well with James Rodriguez since the Colombian joined the club.
Ben Godfrey is a professional central defender, but has been a right-back since Seamus Coleman was injured in the Merseyside Derby. Southampton, however, have this side of the pitch clearly targeted, and the future opponents of the Blues will no doubt do the same until the return of Everton’s captain.
Coleman’s absence was just one of many setbacks the Blues have suffered in Southampton, and here is a detailed analysis of their other problems ….