The 2021-22 season for Colombian Yerry Mina has not been the best. Despite starting with a high level that made him one of the best central defenders in the Premier League, Injuries have become a karma for the defender who has not played a duel since February 8 after leaving for Everton’s game against Newcastle.
Added to this, the poor results in the Premier League have exacerbated the crisis of the toffees that are one point from the relegation zone after their loss on Wednesday against Burnley 3-2.
Given this scenario, the criticism has not ceased for coach Frank Lampard who has argued this bad streak due to the absences they have had this season, one of the most important, that of Mina.
And when will the Colombian return? The English star who had passed through Chelsea was sincere and assured that the defender “nor he’s still ready to play, he’s not in shape yet”. These words do not sit well at all, since Mina was expected to return with the English team for the last days.
The panorama of Everton is not at all encouraging if you want to save yourself from relegation. A more than complicated calendar will have the candies until the end of the season. Rivals like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester City will be the judges of the blues.
This will be your calendar
Everton vs. Wolverhampton – Sunday March 13
Everton vs. Newcastle – Thursday March 17
Watford vs. Everton – Undefined
West Ham v Everton – April 3
Everton vs Manchester United – April 7
Everton vs. Crystal Palace – Undefined
Liverpool v Everton – April 23
Everton v Chelsea – April 27
Leicester City vs Everton – May 7
Brentford v Everton – May 15
Arsenal vs. Everton – May 22
“We have ten games left, so if we continue on this path things will turn in our favor and everything will be fine,” said the coach who hopes to save his team after the crisis left by the previous coach, Rafael Benítez.
Hard defeat this Wednesday
Burnley (18th) came from behind and beat a direct rival for permanence, Everton (17th), 3-2 at home this Wednesday in a match that had been postponed in December on matchday 19.
In the 12th minute, Irishman Nathan Collins had put Burnley ahead and Brazilian Richarlison then put Everton ahead, converting two penalties (18, 41).
In the second half, Burnley came from behind with goals from Jay Rodríguez (57) and Ivorian Maxwel Cornet (85).
Burnley is eighteenth, now with 24 points, one point behind Everton (17th, 25 points), which is the first team in the safety zone.
The fight for permanence therefore gains more emotion and Everton complicates its goal of staying in the elite. This duel between Burnley and Everton was initially to have been played on December 26, on the traditional ‘Boxing Day’, but was postponed due to cases of covid-19.
Premier League standings
1. Manchester City – 73 points
2. Liverpool – 72 points
3. Chelsea – 59 points
4. Tottenham – 54 points
5. Arsenal – 54 points
6. West Ham – 51 points
7. Manchester United – 51 points
8. Wolverhampton – 49 points
9. Crystal Palace – 37 points
10.Leicester – 37 points
17. Everton – 25 points
18. Burnley – 24 points
19. Watford – 22 points
20. Norwich City – 18 points
*The bottom three are relegated to England’s second tier.