Everton left-back Lucas Digne will be out for two to three months with an ankle injury, manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.
“It’s a big loss because he is a fantastic left-back, one of the best left backs in Europe at this moment but we have to manage this,” Ancelotti told reporters before Saturday’s Premier League home game against Leeds United.
Who can step in?
“We have a good substitutes in that (full back) position,” Ancelotti added. “We have (Niels) Nkounkou, we have Kenny on the right, we have the possibility to substitute.
“Three center-backs can be an option. Alex Iwobi can play on the left as a wing-back without a problem.”
Everton last kept a clean sheet in the league on the opening day when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 and have conceded 16 goals in eight games since.
Comments on Leeds United
“Leeds is a dynamic team. It will be an open match with a lot of intensity. All Marcelo Bielsa teams are like Leeds, they keep high intensity with and without the ball and we expect this kind of game.”
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