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Everton confirm latest alarming injury blow after Aston Villa

Everton confirm latest alarming injury blow after Aston Villa

 

Everton have, on Sunday afternoon, confirmed that Abdoulaye Doucoure has indeed been forced onto the treatment table.

Midfield standout Doucoure was of coursed forced to limp out of the Toffees’ most recent fixture.

In their first outing since the long-awaited dismissal of Rafael Benitez, Everton welcomed Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday, eyeing a much-needed bounce-back result.

When all was said and done, however, things only went from bad to worse for the Merseyside outfit, en route to a 1-0 defeat.

Doucoure, meanwhile, added further to the woes of Duncan Ferguson’s troops late in the action, when he limped out of proceedings with a muscular problem.

And Everton themselves have since provided an update on their key midfielder, confirming that Doucoure has picked up a groin injury: ”Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure sustained a groin injury in Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Aston Villa and will begin treatment under the care of the Club’s medical staff at USM Finch Farm.”

Relegation battle looms large

Their latest defeat on Saturday has seen Everton dragged ever further towards the Premier League relegation zone.

Owing to a staggering run of just one three-point haul since September, coupled with surprise wins for both Newcastle and Norwich over the course of the weekend, the Blues now sit just four points clear of 18th.

Granted, they do boast games in hand on both of the aforementioned Newcastle and Norwich, but, if they don’t start picking up results very, very soon, Everton look in genuine danger of being forced to fight it out for their top-flight lives over the 2nd-half of the campaign.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 37 9 66
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 37 11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 -3 51
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