EVERTON: PICKFORD TO MISS TWO WEEKS
Everton fans might not see first choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in action until next month after he picked up an injury. According to manager Rafael Benitez, Pickford will miss at least two to three weeks due to the injury that forced him to miss the Premier League game at Aston Villa on Saturday evening.
Pickford is the first choice for both Everton and the England national team.
He was sorely missed by Everton who suffered their first defeat of the new Premier League campaign. Pickford was missing in the Toffees goal as the Merseysiders conceded three second half goals to succumb to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of their hosts at Villa Park courtesy the goals from Matty Cash, Lucas Digne (own goal) and Leon Bailey.
Everton shot stopper Pickford could miss at least three more matches in all competitions as a result of the injury update given by his manager. His place in the Toffees goal was taken by summer signing AsmirBegovic for the Villa game and he went on to concede three goals in what was his first game for the Merseyside giants. Bosnian shot stopper Begovic is likely to continue in goal for the remaining games that Pickford will miss.
Pickford has already been ruled out of the Carabao Cup third round encounter at the home of Championship team Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on Tuesday night and he will most likely miss the Premier League games against bottom team Norwich City (home) and Manchester United (away). England national team goalkeeper Pickford was in goal for the first four league games which yielded ten points and a place in the top four but the defeat at Villa has sent Everton down by two places to sixth spot after the first five games as far as the new Premier League campaign is concerned.