Everton take on Crystal Palace today at Goodison Park in a return to Premier League action after the international break. Manager Marco Silva was able to have the full complement of players train yesterday for the first time this season.
Idrissa Gueye had picked up a minor knock playing for Senegal but moved around freely during training on Saturday at Finch Farm. Meanwhile Seamus Coleman, who has been out since the last international break in September, also took part fully.
James McCarthy, who suffered a horrific leg break in January, was mentioned by the manager during his pre-match press conference on Friday as slowly making his way back to full fitness.
Summer signings from Barcelona Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are both finally fully fit as well, and Silva seemed to indicate that one or both of them could play a part in today’s game as well.
Visitors Palace are in a slump and the injury bug has hit them hard too. Key player Wilfried Zaha faces a late fitness test, and Roy Hodgson has a real selection headache with striker Christian Benteke out likely until 2019. Max Meyer and Alexander Sorloth will miss out with viral infections, while Joel Ward picked up an injury in training and is out too.