Richarlison and Sigurdsson ruled out of Hammers clash

Friday, 17 January, 2020 69comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton will be without Gylfi Sigurdsson and joint-leading scorer Richarlison when they travel to West Ham tomorrow after both picked up injuries.

Carlo Ancelotti announced during his pre-match press conference that the Brazilian star has a twisted knee while the Iceland captain has sustained a groin injury.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin has returned to full training but the club are taking a cautious approach with him following surgery on a thigh tendon so he is unlikely to be risked.

The news leaves Ancelotti short again on options in midfield where André Gomes is a long-term absentee and Alex Iwobi isn't due to resume training until next week.

Mason Holgate, used effectively as a midfielder already this season, is an option as it doesn't look as though he will be needed in defence where Yerry Mina was a doubt with an injury problem of his own but is now available.  

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Clive Rogers
1 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:10:30
I would like to see Gordon getting a game.
Joe McMahon
2 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:20:04
FFS. They were talking on the radio yesterday about striking options for the Euros, now is the time for DCL to challenge Abraham's, and Ings.
Ari Sigurgeirsson
3 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:26:34
Everton will be without leading scorers of last season, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison when they travel to West Ham tomorrow after both picked up injuries.

Now I believe some fans will be happy that Gylfi is injured but hopefully this is not too serious for either of them.

COYB! My prediction is 0-3 and Moise Kean will score his first.

Fran Mitchell
4 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:35:49
Moise Kean, this is your chance.

Kean and DCL up top.

I guess Delph and Davies in the midday.

Hopefully a chance for Gordon off the bench. Any other young strikers I wonder, just for the bench?

If Mina is out, Gibson on the bench too?

Minik Hansen
5 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:41:56
Kean could do to West Ham as Lukaku did, and open his goal-account there, if I remember correctly?

Come on, Kean, you can do it! COYB.

Steve Ferns
6 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:44:32
I hope Gordon is on the bench too. Niasse is there though.
Mike Allison
7 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:52:58
How come Beni Baningime could play first team football under Allardyce, look quite good, and then never get a chance again?
Robert Williams
8 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:53:01
BOTH withdrawn due to imminent sale?
Carl Manning
9 Posted 17/01/2020 at 17:57:55
After Tuesday’s game we have nearly 2 weeks off if I remember correct. Gives the walking wounded a chance to have a few extra days off and I would imagine the transfer search will ramp up.
Jay Harris
10 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:01:08
Beni was out for a while injured after that and has struggled to regain his form in fact Dennis Adeniran looks ahead of him at the moment. The only player deemed to get a first team game at the moment is Gordon although Gibson and Feeney are being pushed.
Des Farren
11 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:01:29
Geez ! Imminent sale? Ffs they are injured!
Brian Williams
12 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:06:11
Course it's due to that, d'oh!
Adrian Evans
13 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:07:12
No Mina,so Holgate plays,Keane needs a stells performance, man of match 8/9stuff.
This is going to mean a battle from every one of the 11 he picks and subs.
Moise Keane needs to use this game to prove he is the real deal.

Score twice an 8, play Tues score twice.

Job done I ll forgive him looking not good enough.

We are scrapping the barrel and after £100 million net spend,something wrong.
Two wins, two weeks off before Watford.

Bring two in minimum,ship out a couple.

Beat Watford and Palace and we are in the mixer for Europa League

But equally we could lose 4 and we could be under real danger of being dragged into a relagation.battle.
Obviously its down to other results going against us.

Ugh!!!Why are we in this situation.Those at top, charged with buying last four years.

Rudi Coote
14 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:13:39
Not bothered Bjork isn't playing. Will be very interesting to say the least of how we get on.

Blood some of the kids.
Steve Ferns
15 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:17:24
Mike go back 18 months and Beni Baningime was with the first team in pre-season. He then got injured. It was decided that he should be loaned to Wigan to recover his fitness.

At Wigan he played the first game and some fans were scathing of his performance for them. He then dropped to the bench. He then never made the bench again for them, never mind played. Maybe he was injured, but there is no evidence of that. If he was long term injured, wouldn't we have called him back to look after him?

Then he was with the u23s this pre-season and got back into their first team starting 12 of the first 13 games before getting injured at the end of November. He was called up to the first team twice. He was on the bench for West Ham in October, and Norwich in November. 3 days later he played Fleetwood and he was savagely injured by Barton's butchers. He took two big knocks before a third saw him limp off. He's then been out injured before returning to action with the u23s in their first game after their winter break on Monday. We'll find out shortly if he's playing tonight in the PL2 Cup.

It's bizarre what happened to him last season, and Unsworth tried to push him towards the first team this season, but the injury came at a bad time, otherwise he might have got back in the side.

Jay Harris is right though, we've seen far more of Dennis Adeniran with our first team in training than Beni Baningime. I expect Beni to leave on loan this window, if fit.

Steavey Buckley
16 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:22:30
According to Ancelotti, Yerry Mina is fit to play tomorrow against West Ham. But Richarlison and Sigurdsson are out. So, Holgate can resume in midfield. But Iwobi can return next Tuesday.
Paul Smith
17 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:26:58
This is bad news.
Tom Bowers
18 Posted 17/01/2020 at 18:27:53
Just when Richarlison was becoming a regular scorer. I am sure he would have netted again tomorrow. This season sure has sucked so far but hopefully Moise gets the start and proves himself.
Paul Birmingham
19 Posted 17/01/2020 at 19:04:28
Double trouble, this will stretch this squad to the limit. I’d give Moise a start and Gordon a place on the bench.

Carlo will have a tough task tomorrow, but I still believe this squad can rise to the occasion, and in the hour of need.

I still fancy EFC to win, in a much harder game than this one last season.

Martin Berry
20 Posted 17/01/2020 at 19:09:25
Moise Kean scores for Everton and he and DCL form a great partnership by circumstance for an Everton win as Davies and Delph boss the midfield
You have to be optimistic chaps !..
Anthony Hawkins
21 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:08:59
@ #8 rumour has it Richarlison to Utd. Don’t know how much weight there is to that rumour. I hope not though.
Bill Gienapp
22 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:16:01
Robert (8) - Yes, we're selling the two of them to Newcastle for 15-million. Didn't you hear?
Mike Gaynes
23 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:23:51
Anthony #21, that rumor was rampant three weeks ago. Reportedly it was swiftly spiked by Carlo and Marcel. Nothing about it since except silly speculation on a United chat board.

No worries. He's staying.

Mark Andersson
24 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:41:47
Well Carlo can you pull a rabbit and get another 3 points from this thread bare squad..

Richy will be missed for his work rate alone and the hammers will feel more confident with this latest bad news..

I have a bad feeling about this so its time our Italian wonder kid takes his chance

Marcus Leigh
25 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:51:24
DC-L to bag yet another couple. 1-3. COYB.
Geoff Lambert
26 Posted 17/01/2020 at 20:58:48
Need to keep a clean sheet and snatch a point because we have zero goal threat.
Justin Doone
27 Posted 17/01/2020 at 21:21:20
I didn't want them to get injured but Rich definitely looks knackered and I hope he gets a good rest and comes back looking fit and hungry to score more goals.

Hopefully Siggy can take advantage of the break too. Neither have had a good season, but both work tirelessly and their running and technical ability could be sorely missed.

Probably my thinking rather than what Ancelotti will do but if we lack creativity I think a more direct counter attacking style may help.

It will be interesting to see what our manager decides as this will not be an easy game. I actually think West Ham have a stronger squad than ours but hoping for at least a point.

I think Kean could be bullied but hoping he can quickly learn and adapt. Him scoring at all would be a bonus but I'd take a draw now with no more injuries.

Brian Williams
28 Posted 17/01/2020 at 21:29:56
Talk about waving the white flag!
I'd hate to be in a team with some of the defeatist surrender monkeys on here!
🙉 🙉 🙉
Darren Hind
29 Posted 17/01/2020 at 21:34:56
Thats a proper Friday night post that Brian..
Dave Lynch
30 Posted 17/01/2020 at 21:39:36
Sigurdsson is no loss, Ricky will be, but we should be able to cope with that.

Moyes is nowhere near the tactician Carlo is and their first 11 are no better than ours.

Win for the blues.

Kevin Prytherch
31 Posted 17/01/2020 at 21:50:05
I reckon it will be...
Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Digne
Sidibé, Delph, Davies, Bernard
DCL, Kean

Schniederlin, Walcott, Keane, Baines, Gordon, A keeper, Adenerin

Jon Withey
32 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:00:19
Interesting to see what he does with the midfield - I really hope it isn't Snides or I'm expecting a loss again. Or will he be the first manager in 4 to realise that he's not worth having on the pitch ?

Not confident we'll get anything from this - a draw wouldn't be terrible without our best midfielders and best striker.

Tom Bowers
33 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:04:47
Anyone know about this lad they signed from the Brisbane Roar ?
Fran Mitchell
34 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:10:59
Justin, 'neither have had a good season' ?!?

You are equating Sigurdsson's woeful form to Richarlison's?

He's our most talented player, our biggest goal threat, and whilst he has room to improve, he has a goal ratio of better than one in 3, and he has been shifted from.right wing, to left z and centre forward.

Bill Watson
35 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:31:30
Tom; her name is Hayley Raso, she's as a 25-year-old striker and an Australian international.

She may struggle a little if thrown in, tomorrow, as she has no Premier League experience.

Steve Ferns
36 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:42:53
Haha, nice one Bill.

Does anyone follow the ladies? Never paid much attention truth be told, but I know enough to notice that a lot of the successful England ladies football team had passed through at one point or other. Recently I saw we got relegated and then struggled on coming back up.

This latest signing seems to be another that's quite high profile, so are Everton FC putting more into the ladies team, to try to make them a force as well? It seems they've lacked funding over the last few years.

Tom Bowers
37 Posted 17/01/2020 at 22:59:11
Bill Watson, She can't do any worse than Schnods?
Brian Williams
38 Posted 17/01/2020 at 23:06:20
Cheers Darren...........I think. 🤪
Aarron Stobie
39 Posted 17/01/2020 at 00:00:09
Did anyone expect Sigurdsson to replace Barkley?

Moise Kean better show up – otherwise, we will have divhead Moyes laughing at us!

Jack Convery
40 Posted 18/01/2020 at 00:40:43
Couldn't they have just left the injuries where they found them, instead of picking them up?

Okay, I'll get my coat.

Bill Gienapp
41 Posted 18/01/2020 at 02:25:47
Aarron (39) - Siggy had 13 goals and 6 assists last season. When has Barkley ever put up comparable numbers? Though I'll admit we could use his engine in midfield right about now.
Bill Watson
42 Posted 18/01/2020 at 06:01:55
Tom # 37

You may well be right!

Steve # 36

Everton Ladies (as was) lost some of their best players to Man City and a newly financed Liverpool and ended up being relegated. It looks like we're putting more money into them, now.

Sorry about the peculiar spelling in that post. I've lost my edit button!

Justin Doone
43 Posted 18/01/2020 at 07:31:07
In an average Premier league team (7th to 13th) and another poor season (manager sacked) in which we have played some woeful football with a few exceptions in which we have played well for 30 mins or so, I find it hard to say our better players, the senior and international players, have had a good season.

Both Rich and Siggy carry a goal threat which we will miss.
Whilst Rich is doing well in patches he gives so many cheap sloppy passes away and makes the wrong decision in the final 3rd to often.

But yes he's doing OK, our most talented player, young and works his socks off which will be another missed attribute.

Siggy works hard but again his passing, crossing and shooting has been below par.

The better most consistent players who maybe benefiting from not playing all season is Holgate, DCL and Davies in that order.

We have a been dreadful away from home all season so I hope for the best but realise where we are right now. In transition but an improving team.

Bob Parrington
44 Posted 18/01/2020 at 07:38:45
Anthony@8 It is just a translation error. Rich Arli's son is going to United as ball boy!
Frank Sheppard
45 Posted 18/01/2020 at 08:12:03
Be great to keep a clean sheet, and nick a win, a Moyes style victory in fact. COYB.
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:04:21
I fully expect us to batter WHU and to shut up their overrated, dull as dishwater manager once and for all. COYB!!!
Derek Knox
47 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:23:19
One thing about a win today, hoping that is the case, it will prove we do have some strength in depth amidst so many unfortunate injuries.

At least with Gomes and Gbamin both back in Training, and any additions we may get in the Transfer Window, we should be good to finish the season off in style.

It's grinding out results like today in the meantime that will determine our final League standing.


Dave Abrahams
48 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:24:45
Fran (34), I don’t think Richarlison has had a great season, pretty average to me, but if he carries on playing like he did against Brighton, not just because of the very good goal he scored, then there wouldn’t be much to complain about.
Liam Reilly
49 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:27:49
Richarlison is a big loss and Sigurdsson is capable of a moment of magic that cam decide a tight game.

Side will need refactoring to compensate. I'd expect Bernard to be given the creative role and Kean to be given his opportunity and I reckon he may take this one.

Dave Abrahams
50 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:37:41
Colin (48), I can’t stand Moyes either, but I’ve just read on another website his record against Ancelotti is played five games, won three, drew two, lost none, I don’t know if this is true but I hope today he loses.
Trevor Peers
51 Posted 18/01/2020 at 09:46:36
I think it will be a real struggle for us today, Moyes will have a real grudge to bear about being overlooked as our manager he will be really fired up for this one and out to smash us for not choosing him.

It will be interesting to see how we cope in midfield without the hated, by some, Sigurdsson, his experience will be missed, I can only imagine Schniederlin will be his replacement, heaven help us. Fitting in Gordon would be a better bet.

It can only make for a fascinating contest. I'm sure if Carlo gets his instructions across precisely, we can nick a precious win, it's been a lucky ground for us in recent years.

Terry Farrell
52 Posted 18/01/2020 at 10:08:27
I note in the press today that Moyes is putting a spin on it that he talked to Everton about the job but is pleased he chose west ham! Do me a favour!
Colin Glassar
53 Posted 18/01/2020 at 10:37:22
Dave 50, I can’t find anything to back that up Dave. In fact, I don’t think they’ve ever faced each other (as managers) before.

Ginge did visit Milan once to see how Ancellotti prepared his teams but they’ve existed in different universes in football terms ever since. I imagine the only thing ofm got out of that was a free bowl of pasta.

Dave Southword
54 Posted 18/01/2020 at 10:56:49
Colin, Carlo managed Chelsea for two years so there's four league games already.
Brian Wilkinson
55 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:16:32
Dave, I think we knocked them out of the cup as well so that could be the 5 games you are on about.
Steve Ferns
56 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:42:37
I agree with Fran. Richarlison is enjoying a good season. He will, injury permitting, score more goals than last season. He only needs 5 more. The lad is getting better and better. The team might have been crap, but it doesn’t mean he has been.

Sigurdsson on the other hand.

Steve Ferns
57 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:42:37
Double post sorry.
Brian Wilkinson
58 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:58:11
Any of you techno guys know what channel is best for the 3 pm kick offs to watch the match on a fire stick.
Dave Ganley
59 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:59:26
Have to admit at times I have had doubts about Richy last season as regards his attitude but he has completely proved me wrong this season. He will be a big miss today. Aside from the fact that he is our only natural goalscorer, his work rate and attitude to regaining the ball when he loses It is first rate. He is not yet playing stellar football, no doubt due to being in a team that is still struggling but he is starting to show top class quality. The goal he scored last week was top drawer, a real instinct for goal. He also looks much happier playing in a front 2 gives him much more goal scoring opportunities. The exciting thing about him is that I feel there is so much more to come from him.
As for today, even without Richy, I still feel we should have too much for West ham, 2 1 to us
Andrew Ellams
60 Posted 18/01/2020 at 12:00:26
A day off won't do Richarlison any harm in the long run. He's run his legs off in the past few weeks.
Richard Lyons
61 Posted 18/01/2020 at 12:28:02
My boss is a West Ham fan. We have to win.
George Cumiskey
62 Posted 18/01/2020 at 12:36:21
I really think we'll miss Richie as we have no other goal threat, but for me Siggy being injured is a bonus.
Geoff Lambert
63 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:26:50
Andrew @60
Poor little thing maybe he needs some more money.
Good job he doesn't have to do a real job.
Darren Hind
64 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:39:36
I don't think any of our players have played well or consistently enough to be considered a big loss.

The tackling machine going to PSG is what I would call a big loss, but Richarlison? Good player, maybe even our best... but Na!

Richarlison is one of those players I expect to get better and better, but I agree with Dave A. He hasn't done it anywhere near often enough so far.

Ray Roche
65 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:41:42
No live forum?
Dave Abrahams
66 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:45:57
Ray (65), it usually starts around half an hour before the game starts. If you join in take one tablet to calm your nerves and an aspirin for the headache you will get, you’ll also get some laughs, arguments and pisstakes. Enjoy it !!!
Ray Roche
67 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:54:16
Dave, I do!! And if you took “shite” out of the English language some people would have nothing to say! It’s impossible to gauge how we are doing because there are so many different opinions 🤦🏻‍♂️
Francis van Lierop
68 Posted 18/01/2020 at 14:09:34
Like Andrew @60 said, in the long run missing Richie this game won't harm him. But we'll miss him badly.

Hope we can get a result, as they have some problems too.

Michael Kenrick
69 Posted 18/01/2020 at 14:18:32
"He hasn't done it anywhere near often enough so far."

Gosh... Just imagine if anyone had the temerity to suggest that about Calvert-Lewin, he would be torn asunder by the one and only arbiter of valid player contribution assessments.

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