Everton will be without André Gomes for a second game after Marco Silva confirmed that the midfielder is ruled out of tomorrow's meeting with Sheffield United through injury.
Gomes is battling an unspecified rib problem sustained in the last home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers a fortnight ago and he missed the defeat at Bournemouth last Sunday with the complaint.
There were rumours on social media that the Portuguese had fractured one of his ribs but this remains unconfirmed and thus Silva hasn't been specific on the nature of the injury, except to say that it isn't a long-term issue.
Asked if Gomes would be fit to face the Blades this weekend, Silva said: “No. André Gomes is out and JP [Gbamin] is out as well.
“It's the type of situation we have to see day by day. He's getting better. He's not in full training with the team but he's getting better every day.
“In two or three days I might be able to give you more information.”
Jean-Philippe Gbamin, meanwhile, is continuing his rehabilitation after he suffered what the club described as a serious thigh injury last month.
The new signing from Mainz had made just two appearances for the Blues before picking up the injury in training and is not expected back until November.
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1 Posted 20/09/2019 at 20:50:34
Well theres already been a major injury crisis and we arent even in autumn yet.
2 Posted 20/09/2019 at 21:01:14
3 Posted 20/09/2019 at 21:10:20
4 Posted 20/09/2019 at 23:40:15
Does Marco trust Tom? I am not sure, but I think the young man is a real talent and I will be disappointed if he purely has a bit role in the coming season.
5 Posted 21/09/2019 at 01:36:37
6 Posted 21/09/2019 at 05:33:36
7 Posted 21/09/2019 at 06:56:52
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