With the Premier League returning this weekend, Everton will be keen to bounce back and get things back on track following some disappointing results before the international break.
Carlo Ancelotti will be debating what to do with his team, having changed it up for the disappointing defeat to Manchester United and seen few positives.
One of the changes he made was in defence, with Mason Holgate returning in place of Yerry Mina at centre back.
Choosing between the two is a difficult choice for the Everton boss, with both players pushing hard to be starters moving forward.
That’s seen Colombian AS look at the situation today and cover where Mina needs to improve if he is to win the battle.
They say that Mina has been dropped ‘due to individual errors’ and Holgate ‘starts with an advantage’ as Ancelotti has a ‘certain preference’ when it comes to the defender.
The first area they say Mina has to improve is his ‘aggression’, which is not ‘rough or provocative play’ but his ability to anticipate his rivals with clean plays and interceptions.
Holgate is above Mina in all these areas, with AS explaining he has ‘more effective tackles’ and double as many interceptions.
The second area for improvement is passing, with Holgate ‘much more advanced than the Colombian’ in terms of his passing, particularly into the opponents half.
Similarly, he is a better passer overall, with it explained that Mina ‘makes the wrong deliveries’ as his concentration needs improvement, which is the latter point.
AS, rightly, say this is ‘not a minor detail for any central defender’, and Mina sometimes fails in this area.
His biggest issue is when Everton lose the ball, with it often ‘difficult’ for him to get into position or cover his side of the defence.
It’s also claimed he ‘loses the reference’ in active play; something opponents take advantage off.
All in all, it makes for ugly reading for Mina, who it seems has plenty of work to do if he is to remain a starter for Everton this season.