Everton’s Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered another injury setback, with the Ivorian set to be sidelined for a further three months after undergoing surgery on a quadriceps injury.

He underwent surgery in France on Tuesday October 15th.

The 24-year-old arrived from Mainz in the summer for a fee in the region of £25 million as he was set the unenviable task of replacing Idrissa Gueye in the heart of Everton’s midfield.

Gbamin has already been out of action for two months with the injury, meaning he has still only made one start for The Blues.

This depletes Marco Silva’s options in midfield even further. Separate injuries to Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes and the aforementioned Gbamin have prevented Everton from creating any real rhythm in the centre of the park. 

Whilst Gomes and Delph are returning, the injury to Gbamin means Silva still hasn’t been able to deploy his favoured 4-3-3 formation so far this term.

Everton host West Ham on Saturday looking to end a run of four straight Premier League defeats.

Everton’s Gbamin began his career in France with Lens. Image credit – Supporterhéninois – Creative Commons Licence

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