Sandro grimaces after suffering a heel injury against Stoke
The Spaniard missed the first leg against Hajduk with a heel injury sustained against Stoke City in the Premier League opener 10 days ago but had been expected to play a part in yesterday's clash with Manchester City.
Sandro didn't make it, however, and his tweet of a photo of his foot in a protective brace while he settled down to watch the Blues' draw at the Etihad had many Blues fans fearing he would still be out for some time.
"I was disappointed he wasn't fit," Koeman said of the striker. "He had some problems yesterday.
"I hope [he will be fit] for Thursday. We have a really tough five days."
Everton take a 2-0 first-leg lead to face Hajduk on Thursday and then travel to Chelsea for their third away game in succession before entertaining Tottenham at Goodison Park after the international break.
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1 Posted 22/08/2017 at 07:49:14
2 Posted 22/08/2017 at 08:23:09
3 Posted 22/08/2017 at 08:31:49
4 Posted 22/08/2017 at 08:40:32
Let's not get carried away eh?
5 Posted 22/08/2017 at 09:38:31
The striker and left footed centre half we sign will have a massive impact on us fighting through the season successfully.
6 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:01:39
I think we will see a couple of new faces, come the window closure, I just hope they are right for us.
7 Posted 22/08/2017 at 10:29:59
Could do with his running against Chelsea and I'd hope the rest of the squad could get us through the tie with a 2-0 lead. The likes of Lookman and Mirallas should be 100% ready for Split given they didn't feature yesterday and Schneids can give it 100% before he sits out the Chelsea game.
Its going to be a long season (hopefully!)
8 Posted 22/08/2017 at 18:03:49
9 Posted 22/08/2017 at 18:22:25
10 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:03:24
Although currently injured I would like us to go for Dembele and I think we should show our ambition by going for Danny Rose as Leighton's successor as he is currently dissatisfied with Spurs.
11 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:12:25
12 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:25:08
Also, just watching Nice v Napoli . how good is Hamsik and Mertens.
13 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:36:25
14 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:50:36
15 Posted 22/08/2017 at 20:53:56
Giroud is fine I guess. Not sure if we can get him at this time though.
16 Posted 22/08/2017 at 21:05:50
17 Posted 23/08/2017 at 06:03:47
18 Posted 23/08/2017 at 07:53:14
What really has me scratching my head is the much publicised Steve Walsh (window) shopping trip to Italy though. If nothing comes of it you have to wonder what the point was.
19 Posted 23/08/2017 at 08:44:05
20 Posted 23/08/2017 at 12:42:44
21 Posted 23/08/2017 at 12:59:32
I think the transfer window will explode into action in the next day or two. I just hope Vinnie O'Connor deems it worthwhile to stand outside FF.
22 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:13:15
But seriously, week away, and the lack of news. Yeah, maybe getting a bit worried myself. Would be absolute madness not to get someone decent in.
23 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:15:21
24 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:23:18
I'm not going to name any of my preferred candidates (waste of time) but at LB, for example, Luke Shaw has recovered from his injury and doesn't seem to be in Jose's plans so why don't we go for a season long loan with an option to buy?
Look at how many decent strikers Arsenal have got eg Sanchez, Giroud, Wellbeck, Perez, Iwobi etc... Even the rs have Firminho, Origi, Sturridge, Solanke, Ings, Mane etc we've got .? Ok, a few young good 'Unsy but seriously short up front.
25 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:24:46
26 Posted 23/08/2017 at 13:31:57
I don't think Shaw will happen for a couple of reasons. 1) Surely he'll want first team football, which he won't get with us and 2) His attitude is very questionable (if you believe Jose) therefore wouldn't fit into Koeman/Walsh's very public declaration they only want players of the right 'character'.
To be honest, I'm less concerned about left back. Yes we absolutely need a back up but I guess we can play Martina there when need be/if we're desperate. I'm much more concerned about a forward. No quality forwards are even getting mentioned since Giroud decided to stay put. I hope it's one we're keeping quiet on, probably a false hope granted. If we end up with a Valenica type loan signing on deadline day, then this board, Walsh and Koeman will deserve a lot of stick.
28 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:10:36
Come on RK you know it makes sense!!!.
29 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:16:02
30 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:16:15
31 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:18:33
As for Rooney, I guess there is a bit of a "get stuffed" reaction. He's been pilloried by the media in recent years (sometimes justifiably) and now the same detractors will come out and eulogise him, the bunch of hipocrites.
32 Posted 23/08/2017 at 14:27:29
33 Posted 23/08/2017 at 15:01:21
Of those deemed to be attainable I would go for Vardy, Dzecko, Dembele. If we have ambitions for top 4 we should be looking to replace a 76m striker with a 75m striker.
34 Posted 23/08/2017 at 15:27:31
35 Posted 23/08/2017 at 18:39:26
36 Posted 23/08/2017 at 20:40:56
37 Posted 23/08/2017 at 20:49:51
38 Posted 23/08/2017 at 21:00:15
39 Posted 23/08/2017 at 22:25:11
40 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:30:28
If we buy a striker that tall he's bound to be plagued with back trouble!
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