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Everton Loan Recap: Defeats All Round for Young Blues

Not a good week for Everton’s out-on-loan players

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Only Ashley Williams tasted victory for Everton’s out-on-loan players in the past week, despite it being a double-header of action.

There were silver linings for Nikola Vlasic and Joe Williams, though. Read on for more.

The Youngsters

Henry Onyekuru

Remains out with a hamstring injury. Different reports as to when he is expected back, but nothing official as yet.

Antonee Robinson

Missed out on Wigan Athletic’s midweek defeat to Milwall, but returned to the side at left wing-back for their 4-2 loss away at Sheffield United.

Callum Connolly

Connolly gained back-to-back starts for Wigan in a holding midfield role but was unfortunately on the wrong end of two defeats. Connolly picked up a yellow card against Sheffield United and was brought off on the hour mark.

Nikola Vlasic

Vlasic completed two more games for CSKA, firstly in their 3-0 defeat by AS Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday, before a 2-1 home defeat to Krasnodar at the weekend.

The Croatian youngster did score CSKA’s only goal though, with a beautiful driven effort into the bottom corner from outside on the box. That’s five goals in 13 appearances for CSKA as his stock continues to rise.

Joe Williams

Bolton Wanderers slide down the Championship table continues with two home defeats in a week to Nottingham Forest (0-3) and Hull City (0-1). The tough-tackling midfield completed both games and although he could do little to affect the result, he did pick up the man of the match award for Bolton and was praised for his positivity on the ball as well as his tireless running to frustrate the Hull midfield.

Matthew Pennington

There was also two more defeat’s for Pennington’s Ipswich Town, who remain rooted to the foot of the league. In midweek, Pennington returned to central defence for their 2-0 defeat at Leeds United – in which he was one of his side’s best performers – recording more tackles, interceptions and clearances than any of his teammates.

He was then part of a back three for a 3-0 defeat at Millwall in which he picked up a yellow card and had a pass success rate of just 57%, although he was again top of the defensive stats.

The Deadwood

Ashley Williams

Firmly back in the Stoke City fold now and it was an improved week for the Potters with a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United followed by 1-0 away win at Bristol City.

Cuco Martina

Martina was substituted against Sheffield United and missed the trip to Bristol with an injury after twisting and falling awkwardly.

Luke Garbutt

Two more games watching from the bench for Garbutt.

Shani Tarashaj

Injured…

Kevin Mirallas

Played the full 90 minutes of Fiorentina’s 1-1 draw at Torino, and picked up a yellow card.

Mo Besic

Completed Boro’s goalless draw against Rotherham United in midweek before being taken off on the hour mark as Boro trailed 1-0 at the weekend, before salvaging a late draw.

Yannick Bolasie

Still restricted to cameos from the bench for Aston Villa.

Sandro Ramirez

Back on the bench, but appeared for the final 30 minutes of Real Sociedad’s 2-0 loss at Atletico Madrid.

The Spaniard still hasn’t scored a league goal since May 2017, during which time he has made 27 appearances (13 of which he started) for Malaga, Everton, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. That’s over 27 hours of league football without a goal for the 23-year-old striker.