The international break comes at a good time for Everton, as the club are undergoing a veritable epidemic of injury issues. It feels like half of the first team is dinged up in some way, and the next few weeks represent a good chance to get healthy and rested up before the schedule gets a little more difficult.
Unfortunately, Marco Silva is not left with many healthy bodies to work with at Finch Farm, as 13 Blues have been called up for various international duties:
Everton International Call-Ups
|Jordan Pickford||England||Nations League||Spain, Switzerland|
|Seamus Coleman||Republic of Ireland||Nations League||Wales, Poland|
|Idrissa Gueye||Senegal||AFCON Quals||Madagascar|
|Gylfi Sigurdsson||Iceland||Nations League||Switzerland, Belgium|
|Cenk Tosun||Turkey||Nations League||Russia, Sweden|
|Richarlison||Brazil||Friendlies||USA, El Salvador|
|Antonee Robinson||United States||Friendlies||Brazil, Mexico|
|Joao Virginia||Portugal U21||U21 Euro Quals||Bosnia|
|Jonjoe Kenny||England U21||U21 Euro Quals||Netherlands, Latvia|
|Tom Davies||England U21||U21 Euro Quals||Netherlands, Latvia|
|Kieran Dowell||England U21||U21 Euro Quals||Netherlands, Latvia|
|Ademola Lookman||England U21||U21 Euro Quals||Netherlands, Latvia|
|Dominic Calvert-Lewin||England U21||U21 Euro Quals||Netherlands, Latvia|
Many of Everton’s international participants are crucial to their country’s success. Jordan Pickford is England’s top goalkeeper. Seamus Coleman captains the Republic of Ireland. Idrissa Gueye and Gylfi Sigurdsson are the finest talents in their countries’ respective midfields, and Cenk Tosun leads the line for Turkey.
Hopefully Senegal sends Gana back to us in one piece, given that he’s already suffering from a knee strain, and nobody else picks up yet another injury. Good luck, lads!