After 11 months on the sidelines, Everton have to start Ramiro Fumes Mori against Brighton on Saturday after it emerged that the Argentinian was available again.
The player’s possible return to the starting XI was confirmed by Sam Allardyce, and it should be welcomed for many reasons.
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Everton have had a disaster this season, not least at the back where they have one of the worst defensive records in the English top-flight.
Ashley Williams and Michael Keane have struggled to gel and the Welshman looks a shadow of the player he was a couple of seasons ago.
And in a damning indictment of the 33-year-old, Jamie Carragher actually admitted he wasn’t sure Williams even knew how to play football after the loss at Turf Moor.
Meanwhile, Keane has not adapted to life on Merseyside since his move from Burnley last summer, not helped of course by the all-at-sea Welshman as his partner.
In Mori’s last six games for the club before his near year-long injury, he and Williams struck up a partnership that recorded five clean sheets in that time.
Everton’s last shut out came way back in December against relegation favourites West Bromwich which is why, despite not having played a senior Premier League game since Hull in 2016/17 and out of match practice, the Argentinian needs to start.
With Williams suspended and unavailable until the Liverpool game following his red card against Burnley, 27-year-old Mori can take full advantage and show Sam Allardyce what he has been missing.
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