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Depleted Toffees set to be stung by the Bees.

Byline: Joe Casey

BRENTFORD and EVERTON a two sides experiencing a majdownturn in form having habright starts to their PremiLeague campaigns.

The Toffees have bee struck down with a number oinjuries and are down to the bare bones once more with suspensions to Richarlison and Mason Holgate causing further havoc for manager Rafa Benitez.

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With last season's leadinmarksman Dominic CalverLewin also still sidelineEVERTON are lacking a cuttin edge and since his absenc have managed only twi n s in ten games. in competitions.

There are also concerns the centre of the park wiBrazilian anchor Allan limpinoff in last weekend's 3-0 loss

Manchester City while his sual centre midfield parnter bdoulaye Doucoure is nother expected to miss out.

EVERTON could have as many s ten first-team players navailable for their trip to the apital and given their urrent circumstances it's hard o see past attack-minded osts Brentford.

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the Bees were perhaps ortunate to get a point against Newcastle last time out but can uild on that back at home, here they have beaten Arsenal and held Liverpool to a -3 draw this season.

the Bees find themseves without a win in five after last weekend's thrilling 3-3 draw at t. James' Park and a 2-1 loss to truggling Norwich in their most recent home outing was itterly disappointing. However, they dominated the shots stats 19 to nine against the Canaries and with more composure in front of goal the roles may have been reversed.


Thomas Frank's side have not changed their attractive style of football and are fancied to bounce back from a series of poor results with a win as the pressure mounts on Benitez and his wounded squad.

While Everton, who managed only one shot on target at the Etihad last Sunday, look short on attacking talent at present, Brentford can call upon the services of Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo, who should get plenty of goalscoring chances against a defence who have conceded ten goals in four games.


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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Joe Casey
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 28, 2021
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