When Everton visits Crystal Palace on Saturday at 15.00 GMT, they hope to extend their unbeaten streak to four games.
The Toffees’ next schedule proved to be challenging after the international break. But following a defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, Sean Dyche’s team won 1-0 at West Ham, drew 1-1 with Brighton and defeated Burnley 3-0 to go to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals in between.
Everton is confident going into Selhurst Park after winning seven games this season away from Goodison Park.
This season, the Eagles have struggled at home, managing just one victory and five points. Nevertheless, Roy Hodgson’s team will be looking to string together a run of results after winning 2-0 at Burnley last week. Here’s an early look at both clubs’ teams news before the game.
The attacking midfielder has still to play for Palace this season as he battles back from a hamstring injury.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper suffered a thigh injury against his old side in the Carabao Cup and has been absent for the previous five matches.
The winger suffered a hamstring issue in training last week and is set for around a month on the treatment table
Tomkins has been struggling with an ongoing calf injury, although Eagles boss Roy Hodgson did admit last week that the centre-back was ‘close’.
The midfielder’s persistent calf problem kept him out of the match against Brighton. Dyche, though, wasn’t overly worried, and a comeback is quite possible.
The captain of Everton, who sustained a knee injury in May, has now made two appearances for the under-21 team. Given the approaching international break and Coleman’s need to gain strength and conditioning, Dyche probably wants to give him more time.
The midfielder is making progress from a groin problem, having yet to make an appearance for Everton this season.
A ‘niggly’ calf injury has kept the midfield player off the pitch since the team’s opening-day loss to Fulham. However, Dyche disclosed last week that the Portuguese are beginning to show signs of improvement.