Southampton V Everton: Ancelotti To Replace Richarlison With Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has been named among three players who could replace Richarlison and James Rodriguez in Everton's clash with Southampton on Sunday.

While the Brazilian is suspended following his dismissal against Liverpool last weekend, the Colombian picked up an injury after a mistimed tackle with Virgil van Dijk.

Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti hinted that the Super Eagles forward is a strong candidate to deputise for either Richarlison or Rodriguez.

Ancelotti also revealed that Bernard and Anthony Gordon have an opportunity to play against the Saints.

“Alex is a player who works hard. He is fast and with his quality he can help the team be better in certain situations,” the respected Italian football tactician told Everton's official website.

“He [potentially] has an opportunity to play but also we have Bernard and Anthony Gordon.

“We have a lot of opportunities to replace Richarlison and James. We are already moving on.”

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The Nigerian's only start for Everton so far this season came in the League Cup win against Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium.

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