Everton have this evening provided an update on the seriousness of the injury picked up by midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Aston Villa 2-0 Everton
Marco Silva’s men travelled to Villa Park this past weekend, hoping to build on their previous result.
After being held to a disappointing 0-0 stalemate at Crystal Palace in their season opener, the Toffees followed up with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, had fallen to consecutive defeats in their first two outings since returning to the Premier League.
As such, the visitors understandably headed into proceedings as favourites to emerge victorious last Friday night.
When the 90 minutes were said and done, however, this proved far from the case.
A dismal display on Everton’s part saw Dean Smith’s Villans take full advantage, to eventually emerge with a 2-0 win.
The Merseysiders’ first defeat of the campaign, meanwhile, came with Marco Silva having been unable to call on one of the club’s key summer signings, in the form of Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Ivorian international Gbamin was brought to Goodison Park to replace Idrissa Gueye, but has since struggled to find his feet, amid Everton’s disjointed midfield, and fitness problems.
It was the latter of these which saw the former Mainz man miss his side’s loss at Villa Park, after Gbamin picked up a thigh injury in training.
And an update on the midfield enforcer’s condition has arrived this evening, with the news far from positive.
As announced across Everton’s social media channels, Gbamin is set for ‘at least 8 weeks out of action’, after sustaining a tendon issue in his right quad:
🤕 | The latest on Jean-Philippe Gbamin… pic.twitter.com/QwyZh7X9yB
— Everton (@Everton) August 27, 2019