When some reactionary fans are keen to point out their club’s failings, it may be worth taking a look at the circus that is Everton of late and Times journalist Paul Joyce’s tweet update.
There appeared to be at the very least a case of misunderstanding, as fullback Lucas Digne provided a contrasting message to his boss, Rafa Benitez, regarding his availability for Thursday’s upcoming tie with third-placed Chelsea.
Rafa Benitez says Lucas Digne trained yesterday and was in starting line-up. Digne has today said he is ill and out of Chelsea.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) December 15, 2021
The Blue were humbled by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at the weekend despite appearing to have turned a corner against Arsenal after having succumbed to a humiliating 4-1 defeat on their home turf to city rivals Liverpool.
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Whilst we can sympathise to a degree with Champions League-winning former coach, particularly when it comes to the abuse the Spaniard is receiving from his club’s own fans, you’d be hard-pressed to find many a Red gutted about the Toffees’ poor performances this term.
By contrast, things are looking far rosier in the red half of Merseyside, with only a point separating us from Pep Guardiola’s in-form Manchester City outfit.
Though we’ll be expecting a fight right down to the final minute of Premier League action for the title crown, we’re in a strong position ourselves and look more than up to the challenge of keeping up with the league leaders.
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