February 24, 2024

The latest Everton injury news ahead of the Toffees facing Crystal Palace with Amadou Onana a doubt amid Sean Dyche receiving an update on Seamus Coleman’s recovery.

Crystal Palace will welcome Everton to Selhurst Park on Saturday in the final Premier League game before the international break. Roy Hodgson’s side held Dyche’s side to a 0-0 draw the last time the two teams met in April. It was the Blues’ first point in south London since 2020.

Everton will hope to avoid a defeat again this weekend to continue their recent run of form. Dyche has overseen three wins and a draw in their last six top-flight fixtures. He can now go unbeaten in three straight league games with the Toffees for the first time since early April.

Everton injury list ahead of facing Crystal Palace

Injury concerns may blight Everton’s bid to avoid a defeat at Crystal Palace as Dyche faces a clutch of absences. The Blues boss will also hope his side produces a clean display in south London with a potential suspension looming before Manchester United visit Goodison Park.

Amadou Onana injury latest

  Everton midfielder Amadou Onana before Premier League game v Brighton & Hove Albion amid injury update before Crystal Palace trip

A calf injury sidelined Onana before Everton’s 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion and he remains a doubt to face Crystal Palace. Dyche had started the 22-year-old in all of the Blues’ previous 10 Premier League games this season. He also started their three Carabao Cup ties.

Dyche attempted to allay fears over the severity of the injury that kept Onana from facing the Seagulls. He sought to avoid risking aggravating the issue as Everton played a third game in a week. The Belgian had played through his pain at West Ham United and against Burnley.

“He’s played with it the last two games,” Dyche noted, via Liverpool World. “Sort of a niggly calf that has been annoying and it’s not a drastic one. But the game coming so quickly, we had to make a call rather than play [him] and then come off.”

Andre Gomes injury latest

Everton have missed Andre Gomes since the opening day of the 2023/24 campaign after he suffered a calf injury. Dyche admits the midfielder has been ‘frustrated’ with his latest spell on the sidelines. But he is now making progress in the 30-year-old’s recovery at Finch Farm.

“Andre has been very frustrated,” Dyche noted, via the Liverpool Echo. “He has got a niggly calf injury again, but he is coming back through that now.”

Gomes is yet to feature this season due to the injury after spending Everton’s opening day defeat to Fulham on the bench. Fitness problems also plagued his season on loan to LOSC Lille last term, making just 27 outings. He also only played 19 times at Everton in 2021/22.

Expected return: Manchester United (November 26)

Seamus Coleman injury latest

Everton captain Seamus Coleman has not played this term after suffering a medial ligament knee injury in May. But the right-back is closing in on his long-awaited return after featuring for the Toffees’ Under-21s. He had outings against Manchester United and Mansfield Town.

Coleman played 45 minutes against the Red Devils’ development squad before playing over an hour in the EFL Trophy. Although Dyche will not take any risks with his return to the first-team. The 35-year-old, therefore, may return to full availability after the international break.

Expected return: Manchester United (November 26)

Dele Alli injury latest

Dyche admitted ahead of Everton hosting Brighton that Dele Alli remains a while away from returning from his injury. But the 27-year-old has resumed training on their pitches at Finch Farm ahead of his comeback. The midfielder has been out with a groin injury since February.

“’Dele has time got some time to go,” he said, via the Liverpool Echo. “He has just got back on the grass now and he is in a good place as I spoke to him the other day. I had a chat with him and he seems in a good place, other than his injury of course, he is frustrated by that.”

Everton have remained without Dele since he returned from a loan spell at Besiktas after he suffered a setback in his recovery. The 37-cap England playmaker sustained a term-ending injury that required surgery whilst in Turkey. He had appeared 15 times for the Black Eagles.

Expected return: Unclear

Jarrad Branthwaite is at risk of suspension

Everton will also head to Crystal Palace on Saturday with Dyche fearful of Jarrad Branthwaite picking up a yellow card. The 21-year-old sits on four cautions through his nine appearances so far this season. So, a caution at Selhurst Park will rule him out against Manchester United.

Branthwaite has become a rock in Dyche’s backline this term since coming into the Blues’ XI in August. He has started their past nine games after watching the opening two fixtures as a substitute. Now, Dyche will be loath to host the Red Devils without him come November 26.

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