Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed that the club could be without as many as three players for the weekend Premier League clash against Watford. The Toffees failed to pick up a point for the second straight game in midweek against Manchester City but they still put up a good showing where they restricted the Citizens in terms of the clear-cut chances on goal.
Speaking ahead of the Watford game, Silva has now provided a fitness update on the first-team squad where he has confirmed that Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines would remain sidelined with their respective injuries. However, the Portuguese tactician suggested that Yerry Mina could make a potential comeback from a foot injury, although a late fitness test would determine the same.
The Toffees have won just three of the previous 13 Premier League matches and this has brought the pressure right on Silva’s shoulders. Despite this, the head coach continues to have the backing of the club’s hierarchy and owner Farhad Moshiri recently gave the same assurance through an exclusive interview with talkSPORT.
Nonetheless, Silva needs to change the club’s fortunes sooner rather than later and he could do with a strong performance from his team at Vicarage Road, given the Toffees have a difficult looking schedule at Goodison Park for the rest of the campaign. The Merseyside outfit are scheduled to face Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Burnley at their homeground before the season concludes.