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Everton at Bournemouth: Injury Report

Lukaku expected to be fit

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Everton v Middlesbrough - Premier League
Romelu Lukaku of Everton lies injured
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Update: Saturday, 2pm BST/9am EST

Bad news for Everton, both Leighton Baines and Gareth Barry are carrying knocks and could miss out.

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Everton should have striker Romelu Lukaku back from a toe injury that kept him out of the midweek loss against Norwich City in their EFL Cup exit. Lukaku had aggravated the injury in the latter part of the win over Middlesbrough last weekend.

Midfielders James McCarthy and Darron Gibson have both been out with similar groin injuries and have had surgery, with a mid-October return date for the pair. Fellow midfielder Muhamed Besic is also out with a long-term knee injury, and for the first time we have an expected date for him to get back to training, but it’s in mid-February of 2017.

Young defenders Matthew Pennington and Tyias Browning remain out, though Browning has resumed running this week and is getting closer to training again.

Bournemouth are amazingly injury free and though they’re off to a poor start to the season, Eddie Howe will have his full squad to call upon tomorrow. Marc Pugh and Marc Wilson have minor niggles and are expected to shake those off in time for the game.

Former Evertonian Dan Gosling will be hoping to be in the team after scoring in the Cherries' 3-2 defeat to Preston in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, as he is yet to start in the league this season.

(Injury information courtesy of Physio Room)