Everton midfielder Allanis a big doubtahead of the trip to West London to face newly promoted club Brentford in the Premier League this weekend. Allan is doubtful for the away game against Brentford due to injury. The Brazilian picked up a muscle strain during theToffees’ last Premier League game at holders Manchester City.
Rafael Benitez had a lot of injury issues to deal with in the Everton midfield ahead of the Manchester City gameand the injury picked up by Allan has compounded his woes in midfield ahead of the game with the Bees on Sunday.The other injured players in the Everton midfield are Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes and Tom Davies. Frenchman Doucourehas missed several weeks of action and he could return to the Everton squad for the Brentford game as revealed by Benitez in his latest press conference this week.
Spanish tactician Benitez was an unpopular choice amongst the Everton fans when he was made the Toffees manager this summer and he was able to silence his doubters in the first few weeks of the season after leading his new club to the top four places on the Premier League log. Majority of the Everton fans had an issue with his appointment as he was previously the manager of Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
The wheels have fallen off for Benitez in his job as the Everton manager in recent weeks after his team picked up one point from a possible 15. Also, they are on a run of six games without a win. The Brentford game gives Benitez the opportunity to lead his team to a Premier League victory for the first time in two months ahead of the Merseyside Derby clash with Liverpool next week Wednesday. Everton are no longer in the top half on the Premier League log following their recent poor run.