Everton hope for quick McCarthy recovery

first_imgStaying on Merseyside and Liverpool great Jamie Carragher says next month’s game with Chelsea could be a crucial in the Premier League title race.The Merseysiders are six points behind Antonio Conte’s leaders – after beating Everton 1-nil.Carragher tells Sky Sports News his old club couldn’t afford to lose last night’s derby.In Scotland, Celtic will go 14 points clear with a win at home to Partick Thistle this evening.Skipper Scott Brown is available for the Hoops having served a suspension.Kick off is at 7.45 Everton hope that James McCarthy can make a speedy recovery from the injury he sustained in last nights defeat to Liverpool at Goodison Park.The Ireland midfielder was withdrawn at half time in the match and replaced by Gareth Barry.It remains unclear if he’ll be available for their next match against Champions Leicester on Saint Stephens day.last_img read more