Everton are teetering on the edge of Premier League relegation, today's clash against Bournemouth takes on even greater significance. Especially, with the new stadium build and new investors waiting in the wings.

We find ourselves grappling with injury problems and an ironic twist of fate involving former Everton talisman Richarlison, now with Tottenham Hotspur. Come on Richie get on the scoresheet for Spurs today lad. 

Furthermore, the presence of ex-Everton manager David Moyes at the helm of West Ham adds an intriguing subplot to the battle for survival. Hoping the coming final for the Irons does not hinder them today at Leicester. 

As Everton seeks to secure their top-flight status, late goal heroics by Yerry Mina in the last game and his statement on social that this will be his last game for Everton, has positioned Yerry as a key player today.

Injury Concerns and Player Absences:
Everton's bid for survival is hampered by a series of injury woes. Star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose centre forward play has been pivotal for the team in recent games, will unfortunately miss the game due to injury.

Dom's absence places added pressure on Everton's attacking lineup, necessitating a reshuffle to find a suitable replacement.

My hope is that Demarai Gray, will be deployed as a number nine to lead the line and provide the much-needed goal threat. Simms should also start ahead of Maupay if needed, and if push comes to shove throw Michael Keane up front if we are desperate.

The Defensive Quandary:
The Toffees also face concerns at the back. Mason, typically a midfielder, appears to be the only viable option at right back, highlighting the lack of depth and versatility in the squad. Additionally, first-choice left back Vitalii Mykolenko is touch and go for the match, with a late fitness test determining his availability.

Everton's defensive stability hangs in the balance, with these uncertainties amplifying the significance of the fixture. We need 9/10 performances from Mina and Tarkowski today.

Yerry Mina's Late Heroics:
In the previous game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton secured a crucial point courtesy of a late goal by Yerry. This late, late equalizer salvaged a point and kept Everton's survival hopes alive.

As Mina prepares to bid farewell to the club after this match, his role in Everton's recent fightback serves as a reminder of the team's resilience and determination to stay in the Premier League.

The Toffees will hope that Mina's heroics inspire a collective effort to secure the victory they desperately need.

Yerry has sent out a rallying call to the fans on social media to come and support him and the team in this is last Everton game.

The Richarlison Twist of Fate :
A twist of irony looms over Everton's relegation battle, involving former player Richarlison.

The Brazilian forward made a high-profile move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer, leaving Everton fans divided.

Now, with Everton fighting for survival, a scenario emerges where Richarlison's goals for Tottenham could inadvertently help his former club. 

This irony adds an intriguing subtext to the final fixtures, where Everton will be keeping a keen eye on Richarlison's performance against Leeds today, if he starts.

Also what if Danjuma scores a winner for Spurs today...

The Moyes Factor:
The subplots thicken with David Moyes, a former Everton manager, now in charge of West Ham. Moyes' ties to Everton and the potential impact his team's performance may have on the relegation picture cannot be overlooked.

Everton will be acutely aware that Moyes could play a role in either helping or hindering their chances of survival, adding an extra layer of intrigue to an already gripping battle at the bottom of the table.

As we go into this crucial encounter against Bournemouth, the challenges we face on multiple fronts add further complexity to our fight for Premier League survival.

Injury concerns, including the absence of key players such as Calvert-Lewin, combined with defensive selection problems and the subplot involving Richarlison's potential influence at Elland Road, create an atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety.

Furthermore, the presence of ex-manager David Moyes at West Ham in their final game with Leicester adds an additional layer of intrigue to our quest to remain in the top flight.

But when all is said and done, it is just to go out and win this game today and we will be safe. It is that easy...

COYB UTFT