A number of Everton fans have urged Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti to name Anthony Gordon in his starting XI for Sunday’s Premier League away clash.
The Blues, who head to Southampton, will be without the suspended Richarlison, while James Rodriguez suffered an injury in the Merseyside derby.
Richarlison incurred a three-match ban after being sent off for a reckless challenge on Thiago Alcantara, while Rodriguez was injured in a coming together with Virgil van Dijk.
This means two of Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Gordon are likely to get the nod either side of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in a three-man attack.
Gordon, widely regarded as one of the Everton academy’s best prospects, has finally made his first-team breakthrough following his heroics for the Toffees Under-23s.
The 19-year-old was never picked for a senior game by Marco Silva, having to make do with the odd place on the bench, but is now getting much more game time under Ancelotti.
That said, he’s yet to feature in the Premier League this season, and were he to start this weekend, it would be just his fifth top-flight start in the blue shirt.
Here is what some Evertonians have been saying on social media:
At least Gordon will get a game 🤷🏼♂️
— Clint (@clint_efc98) October 22, 2020
Yeah I think he will too, just not a fan of Iwobi at all.
Definitely need Gordon in to replace Richarlisons work rate
— Dom (@Dom_EFC) October 22, 2020
Want Gordon and Bernard. Can’t believe I’m saying this but Sigurdsson on the right maybe
— EFC.Cain (@efc_cain) October 22, 2020
Never plays Bernard away. Gordon will give more pace imo and more of a goal threat
— SL-EFC (@EfcSl) October 22, 2020
Would bring Iwobi, Kenny, and Gordon in for Richarlison, Coleman, and Rodriguez against Southampton. And Sigurdsson for Gomes.
— Everton Nova Scotia (@EFCNovaScotia) October 22, 2020
Fair do’s.If he plays,he is better centrally.Definately think Gordon deserves a chance now too but I think he will go with Iwobi
— Stu Ely (@StuElyF1EFC) October 22, 2020
Gordon deserves the chance
— Andrew Wild-Woods (@Woodison1878) October 22, 2020