'Raphinha masterclass incoming' - Many Leeds & Everton fans react to 'Massive' pre-match update
Everton fans are concerned about their team’s chances of beating Leeds United this weekend after it was reported that left-back Lucas Digne will miss out due to an ankle injury.
Digne, 27, has reportedly been ruled out for two months due to injuring his ankle in training this week [France Football].
It is understood the ex-Barcelona left-back could be forced to undergo surgery and is likely to miss some huge upcoming fixtures for the Toffees.
The first fixture Digne will miss will be against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds at Goodison Park on Saturday and Everton fans are tweeting their concerns about that game after seeing the latest on their left-back.
Here is a selection of tweets by Everton fans:
Digne will be badly missed, especially as our defence has looked quite weak in too many games. Leeds may be rubbing their hands in joy, both offensively and defensively.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) November 26, 2020
Add Lucas Digne to our injury list for Saturday mate, I’m worried about what Leeds will do to our midfield and defence!
— James Wilkinson (@Wilko_78) November 26, 2020
If those reports are accurate, that's no Lucas Digne for Leeds, Chelsea, Leicester x2, Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Wolves to name just a few. Not great.
Also means that at the very earliest, Everton won't have a fully fit first-choice defence this season until January.
— Michael (@greenallefc) November 26, 2020
We’re not surprised by some Everton fans being concerned ahead of the game because Digne has assisted four goals in his eight Premier League appearances this season.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has seen three of his goals set up by the Frenchman who, according to WyScout, averages more crosses per 90 minutes than any player in the English top-flight [6.4].
Leeds fans have also been reacting to the big news ahead of kick-off on Merseyside.
While they clearly don’t like to see a player get injured, some are suggesting that Raphinha could have a field day at Goodison Park without Digne to mark him.
Here is what Leeds fans said:
Digne out for 2 months , hopefully speedy recovery but that’s good news for Leeds this weekend
— 🏴Charlotte🏴 (@charlotte22lufc) November 26, 2020
Massive news for Leeds. Raphinha masterclass incoming
— Lee.ds🏆 (@anyoldsport) November 26, 2020
Hope Raphinha can go crazy
— LUFC💙💛 (@JoshmoodyLUFC7) November 26, 2020
I instantly thought that haha
— Armo☀️🌙 🏆 (@Jordan_Armo) November 26, 2020
Such a key player to Everton seen how influential he is for them especially when attacking was involved in one of the moves vs Fulham definately take that as a positive
— Luke (@Townend1919) November 26, 2020
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