Two players in particular who came in during Everton’s summer spending spree have found themselves on the outside looking in during recent weeks. Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez have not had too many opportunities during the last days of Ronald Koeman’s tenure and during David Unsworth’s interim role.
While Sandro has shown up regularly on the matchday squad with a couple of appearances, the Dutchman has been on the far fringes of the squad and disappointed the one game he did play against Atalanta recently.
After today’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town allowed the Blues to climb further up the table, new manager Sam Allardyce has said that no player will be forced out and he is willing to give everyone a chance with the hectic schedule coming up this month.
“The squad is a little thin at the moment with nine players injured.
“When I've looked at this season's record of games, games played, players getting injured, it's no wonder it's struggled in all honesty.
“The size of the fixtures early on and the amount of games having to be played in the Europa League and the League Cup and the Premier League and the injuries on top of that, it's been a real struggle.
“The new players, the foreign players especially, haven't been able to settle in and show what they can really do yet.
“So hopefully we can get more out of them and they can be more determined to show more than they have done already because we will need them going into the Christmas and New Year period because it will be another hell of a battle with all the games we've got between now and the FA Cup on the first Saturday in January.”
This will come as most welcome news to Klaassen and Sandro as they look to redeem themselves and the high hopes pinned on them when they joined the Toffees.