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England #1 Pickford "rested" at Newcastle

Mon 02 November 2020 | 1:01

Jordan Pickford's performances have been reviewed this season, but Carlo Ancelotti claimed he was simply "rested" at Newcastle United

Pickford

was a surprise in the

Everton

line-up on Sunday, taking his place from the substitutes was a new signing Robin Olsen, brought in for a Premier League debut.

After a series of errors and a rash challenge on Virgil van Dijk that caused a long-term injury to the Liverpool defender,

Pickford

's form has come under increasing consideration this season.

The former Sunderland keeper had started 120 continues league games since joining

Everton

in 2017.

"There is no technical reason,"

Ancelotti

told Sky Sports. "I just want to give him a rest for this game, just to give the opportunity to Olsen to have minutes. Jordan will be ready for the game against Manchester United."

Pickford

has committed 25 errors leading to goals since joining

Everton

.

Only

Pickford

and injured Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka have had five errors leading to goals since the start of last season.

Everton

are also missing Seamus Coleman and James Rodriguez to injury on Tyneside, with Lucas Digne and Richarlison suspended.


source: SportMob