The defender missed the final few games of 2019-20 with a shin problem but he was named in the starting XI of the Blues' second warm-up match of the summer.
He had to be withdrawn during the first-half, however, after what looked to be a potentially serious ankle strain and he left Goodison Park on crutches after the 2-0 win.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti indicated that it looked as though Holgate had injured his toe and that the club's medical staff would assess the full extent of the issue at Finch Farm tomorrow before any assessment can be made over whether he will make the Premier League season-opener against Tottenham next Sunday.
The boss confirmed that Yerry Mina trained this week and is expected to be available for the trip to North London.
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1 Posted 05/09/2020 at 19:07:19
2 Posted 05/09/2020 at 21:11:18
3 Posted 05/09/2020 at 21:14:02
4 Posted 05/09/2020 at 21:49:08
5 Posted 05/09/2020 at 21:55:11
6 Posted 05/09/2020 at 22:03:39
7 Posted 05/09/2020 at 23:04:41
8 Posted 05/09/2020 at 23:16:31
Disappointed that Brandthwaite didnt get a game today.
Spurs is going to be a tough match and we are nowhere near prepared enough yet.
What a stupid time to be playing international friendlies.
9 Posted 05/09/2020 at 23:30:27
10 Posted 05/09/2020 at 23:33:42
11 Posted 05/09/2020 at 23:37:17
12 Posted 06/09/2020 at 09:49:46
Why didn't Delph and Mina play yesterday? They were both pretty well involved in the practice sessions from what I could see. Are they out injured again, FFS?
For Spurs, 4-2-3-1:
Kenny Keane Gibson Digne
Richarlison Sigurdsson Bernard
Nkounkou and Gordon to come on and replace Bernard and Sigurdsson in the final 15 mins to terrorise the Spurs defence. Maybe Allan instead of Branthwaite in the last 10 mins if we are leading by 2 goals (or trailing by 2 goals) to give him a taste of the Premier League.
13 Posted 06/09/2020 at 13:00:25
I feel while we may well be closer to solving the central midfield problems now with our new signings, we are still lacking in defence and striker.
14 Posted 06/09/2020 at 14:59:31
15 Posted 06/09/2020 at 15:05:41
16 Posted 06/09/2020 at 15:05:45
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