Player News - Everton

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The high-flying Everton attack was shut out for the first time this season in a 1-0 away loss at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Everton's run at the top of the table (well, second behind Manchester City) came to a quick end after managing only two shots on target during a run where the club has scored six goals in the last two games alone. Romelu Lukaku overcame a toe injury to start but looked sluggish up top in the midst of a formidable defensive effort from Bournemouth's back-four. Meanwhile for the Toffees, left-back Leighton Baines was a late scratch due to a hamstring injury, which saw Bryan Oviedo get the start in defense.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 24 - 1:52 PM

Romelu Lukaku owners can breath a sigh of relief after manager Ronald Koeman allayed fears that the forward would miss the weekend.

Lukaku was held out of the club's League Cup loss to Norwich City on Tuesday due to a toe injury that forced him off after scoring against Middlesbrough last weekend. However, Koeman said in his prematch press conference that everything looks set for Lukaku, who is second in the league with four goals, to return this weekend against Bournemouth: "He did training separate to the group today and we expect him to train normally in the morning," he said. "If that happens, he will be fit for the weekend."
Sep 23 - 5:15 AM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed in his pre-match news conference that James McCarthy and Darron Gibson remain sidelined.

The Irish midfield duo each required minor groin operations after suffering injuries prior to the most recent international break. Gibson has been relegated to a secondary role this season due to the club's gridlock in midfielder, which has even forced McCarthy into a wing-back position to make room for summer signing Idrissa Gueye. They are expected back after the next international break. Said Koeman: "Darron had a groin operation and he will be out the normal time - the same as James McCarthy, around three weeks."
Sep 19 - 5:30 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed forward Romelu Lukaku will play no part in Tuesday's match due to a minor injury.

The Belgian forward aggravated a toe problem over the weekend against Middlesbrough, where he recorded a goal and assist in a 3-1 victory to help Everton into second in the Premier League table. Due to the injury, Koeman said he will rest Lukaku during Tuesday's League Cup match with Norwich City. "Romelu is not available, only he from the weekend is not fit and not available for tomorrow. He will rest his toe for two days and then normally, after two days, he can do normal training and [hopefully] he is available for the weekend."
Sep 19 - 5:24 PM

Gareth Barry scored on the occasion of his 600th Premier League match as Everton beat Middlesbrough 3-1 on Saturday.

Everton were poised to be rather upset after the referee failed to call on Alvaro Negredo on Boro's opener. Rather than feeling sorry for themselves the answered within a couple of minutes through Barry. They took the lead on an excellent drive into the box by the returning Seamus Coleman. Romelu Lukaku capped off the scoring getting a slight touch on a Yannick Bolasie cross. The only downside for the Toffees was seeing Lukaku limping off injured early. They will be hoping it is a minor injury.
Sep 17 - 2:33 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed the full fitness of one club regular following injury in Seamus Coleman.

However, Koeman revealed midfielder James McCarthy needed surgery to fix a groin problem that will keep him out for a few weeks. Coleman missed the first three matches of the season after suffering an ankle injury in the preseason but has now been cleared to start for the club against former manager David Moyes' Sunderland side. Said Koeman: "He was fit to play [for Ireland] and he came back without any reaction. He is fit to start. James McCarthy had groin surgery and will be out for three weeks."
Sep 8 - 6:10 PM

Everton made a last-minute move to bolster its frontline with a season-long loan for West Ham forward Enner Valencia.

The Toffees can make the move permanent with a £14.5 million option to buy at the end of the season, although it remains unclear what Valencia's role will be. The club already has Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas providing support for Romelu Lukaku, not to mention new signing Yannick Bolasie on the wing with Gerard Deulofeu and Aaron Lennon also fighting for playing time. To make room for Valencia, the club confirmed the loan of Aiden McGeady to Preston North End for the season while Shani Tarashaj joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.
Sep 1 - 6:13 PM

James McCarthy could require surgery to remedy an ongoing groin problem with Everton likely to make a decision this week.

McCarthy has had an indifferent start under the stewardship of Ronald Koeman. Having played in the opener against Tottenham, he was then restricted to just 38 minutes at the Hawthorns after the Toffees boss opted for a change of tactics following a poor start. Named in the starting XI for the midweek cup game versus Yeovil Town, McCarthy lasted an hour before he was forced off with what Koeman initially described as a minor knock. However, speaking the press on Saturday, the Dutchman revealed that McCarthy’s injury was a lot more serious than first thought: "He has a groin problem. We need to decide if it is operation, yes or no." The 25-year-old has struggled because of injury since late 2015, spending over three-months on the sidelines, but following his involvement at Euro 2016, McCarthy was believed he was over the niggling issues which have hampered his year.
Aug 29 - 7:35 AM

Ashley Williams won a penalty and earned a clean sheet in a big win for Everton over Stoke City on Saturday at Goodison Park.

It could have gone better in the attack with Romelu Lukaku and Yannick Bolasie both in the starting line-up but the result is what matters. The key play of the match saw Phil Bardsley trip Ashley Williams in the area as Williams was trying to run on to a set piece. The penalty was taken by Leighton Baines and, while Baines hit the bar, his shot rebounded off the post and hit Shay Given on the back and went in off the Stoke City keeper for the winner.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 27 - 11:56 AM

Everton recorded its first win of the Ronald Koeman era in a 2-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Everton went behind early after a missed assignment on a corner kick led to a goal from West Brom defender Gareth McAuley at the back post in just the ninth minute. But Kevin Mirallas pulled the Toffees even in stoppage time of the first half with a perfect touch to the far corner of the net out of Ben Foster's reach. Then, Gareth Barry made a rare cameo appearance on the score sheet with what ended up being the match-winner in the 60th minute after heading in a mishit shot from Mason Holgate off a set-piece to earn the three points.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 20 - 12:36 PM

Everton scored early and looked the stronger side for the first hour of the match, but Tottenham equalized and looked poised to win were in not for the heroics of Maarten Stekelenburg in a 1-1 final.

It was the perfect start for the Toffees. Just five minutes into the match, Ross Barkley took a free kick from distance and the ball dropped past the wall of players in the box and bounced into the corner of the net. Kevin Mirallas drew the foul for the free kick, awarding him an assist in many fantasy formats. After a poised defense kept Tottenham from finding an attacking groove for nearly an hour, Spurs would equalize in the 59th minute and run with the momentum over the final half hour. It took a couple of dazzling saves by Stekelenburg in his Everton debut, one stopping a Vincent Janssen shot from point blank range, the other reaching high to push an Erik Lamela shot just over the bar, to preserve the draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

Ronald Koeman confirms Seamus Coleman will be missing for "several weeks" after suffering an ankle injury.

The Republic of Ireland international was singled out as "doubt" during Thursdays pre-match press conference, but further tests indicate the injury is far worse than originally feared, and Coleman is set for an extended period on the side-lines. With Ashley Williams short of match-fitness, Koeman named an attacking line-up with Mason Holgate making his senior debut in a back three. Phil Jagielka, himself a doubt following a pre-season hamstring strain, was passed fit while Funes Mori made up the trio. Romelu Lukaku also missed the opener after failing to recover from the heel injury he sustained against Espanyol, that despite the managers’ optimism earlier this week.
Source: RTE Sport
Aug 13 - 11:04 AM

Everton is already sweating the status of two key starters for its season opener against Tottenham this weekend.

Said new manager Ronald Koeman prior to his Everton debut: "Romelu Lukaku is doubtful for the weekend because of the cut he got against Espanyol. We also have Seamus Coleman doubtful with an ankle injury." Lukaku sustained a bad cut to his heel in the club's last friendly, which required stitches last week. Meanwhile, Coleman has been struggling to stay fit this preseason with the ankle problem. If the duo can't go, we could see Bryan Oviedo or Tyias Browning fill in at right-back while Arouna Kone likely to start up top without Lukaku.
Aug 12 - 4:22 AM

Ashley Williams is likely to need another 10 days training before Ronald Koeman will consider the former Swansea skipper for a place in the Everton starting XI.

The Toffees confirmed the signing of Williams on Wednesday for £12m, and while many expected the Wales international to be thrown straight in against Tottenham, Koeman revealed he needs to improve his fitness levels following a late return from the European Championships. The Dutchman also confirmed during today’s press conference that Romelu Lukaku "is doubtful because of the cut from the Espanyol game," that despite his optimism only five days earlier. Gerard Deulofeu could lead the line if the striker fails to recover. In addition, Seamus Coleman "has [an ankle] problem as well" and the full-back will face a late fitness test. Matthew Pennington is ruled out for the foreseeable future after suffering extensive damage to his hamstring.
Aug 11 - 12:51 PM

Swansea City have sold their club captain Ashley Williams to Everton for a transfer fee believed to be about £12m.

Everton have landed themselves a very dependable proven center back with plenty of leadership. Williams played every minute of last season until the end when he was given rest ahead of his duties with the Wales national team in Euro 2016. He rarely gets injured and is a bonus magnet in the FPL game, making his 5m price tag more enticing as he switches to a club that looks to keep more clean sheets over the course of the season than the Swans will if he had stayed. Right now, he would seem to start alongside Phil Jageilka when the latter is fit, but, Ronald Koeman is looking to sign Lamine Kone as well, which would call into question Jagielka's future. Williams will start every match when fit, that much is certain. Meanwhile, Swansea City will have a tough time replacing a figure like Williams and will now have to roll with two choices from Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat and new signing Mike van der Hoorn.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 11 - 12:42 AM



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