Seventh-placed Everton take on eight-placed West Bromwich Albion this weekend with four points separating the two sides in the Premier League table. Both teams will be relatively unscathed going into the match on the injury front.
In his pre-match press conference, manager Ronald Koeman said that youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin had recovered from his ankle ailment and was eligible for selection in the matchday squad.
Midfielder Muhamed Besic is continuing his rehabilitation since his August knee surgery and remains on the periphery of the main squad. Yannick Bolasie has undergone the second surgery required and remains out until 2018.
“Yannick had his surgery yesterday morning and it was really positive. There’s still a long way to go for the boy but at least second surgery is behind him. He’s working hard to come back as soon as possible.
“Mo Besic is doing well. He’s had tests as part of his fitness and he is part of every training session but needs to take more steps. He needs to play a part of Under-23 games. We don’t know if he will be really fit to play in the first-team this season.”
For Tony Pulis and West Brom, the only player out is winger Matt Phillips, with a couple of other minor knocks but doesn’t expect anyone else to be unavailable.