Connor O’Neil, a reporter for the Liverpool Echo, has been speaking on the latest edition of the Royal Blue Everton podcast about all things relating to the Toffees.
One of the topics that he spent some time on was the fitness of Abdoulaye Doucoure after Carlo Ancelotti provided an update on the Frenchman’s condition, with Doucoure potentially edging closer to a return.
He said: (15:01) “I think that was one thing that probably took a lot of Evertonians by surprise because I think when he picked up the injury, Carlo said ‘eight to ten weeks’.
“I think we all thought that was [the] season over for the lad. I think now the fact that Carlo has given everyone a glimmer of hope; it’s interesting.
(15:54) “Hopefully, if he does get back for the final few games of the season, they’ll be games that we still [have something] riding on [and] we still need to win.
“[His presence] should give us a massive boost in [those] games.”
Do Everton miss Doucoure?
Yes, we need him
No, we are fine without him
TIF Thoughts on Doucoure…
However, without him in the side, Everton have not won a single league game, so you can see that they do miss his influence and the quicker they get him back in the side, the better.
Carlo Ancelotti’s latest comments suggested that Doucoure was edging closer to a return, and we would like to see him back in this Everton side as they continue their push to get in either the top four or the top six.