Everton face selection nightmare ahead of West Ham's visit - with Seamus Coleman latest injury scare
Everton manager Marco Silva is facing a potential selection nightmare ahead of this weekend’s visit of West Ham due to injuries and suspension.
Seamus Coleman is the latest injury scare after missing the Republic of Ireland’s midweek international in Poland with a foot problem, becoming the seventh Everton first team player to require treatment.
Brazilian Richarlison, who enjoyed a triumphant international debut, is still serving a domestic ban following his recent red card at Bournemouth.
Everton are still waiting for summer signings from Barcelona Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes to make their debut due to respective foot and hamstring problems.
Theo Walcott (rib), Phil Jagielka (knee), Idrissa Gueye (knee) and Michael Keane (head/concussion) are also recovering after recent setbacks.
There is some positive news for Silva as summer recruit Bernard has been training with the first team this week and could be in contention to make his Goodison Park debut.
Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who played just ten minutes for England’s Under 21s, is not seriously injured. His substitution was a precaution after a poke in the eye against Latvia. He is expected to be available.
Meanwhile, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright says Farhad Moshiri’s decision to increase his shares at the club demonstrate confidence the new £500 million dockside stadium will be delivered.
A planning application has yet to be submitted by the club, but Kenwright says the funds are in place to move forward.
“I don't have to tell you the commitment he (Moshiri) has given to Everton in terms of time and finance,” Kenwright told Talksport.
“He's put hundreds of millions in the club and I think there was a part of him now wanted that extra shareholding with the new stadium coming up.
“I think it will help with the further finance of the club but I don't think he did it with any massive ulterior motives.
“Any new stadium at this moment has to be carefully planned and thought out. Look at the problems poor Daniel (Levy) is having at Tottenham. It's step-by-step.
“The architect is working hard, the council are with us, the funding is going ahead but we're not there yet, but it's very exciting, the prospect.”
Moshiri increased his stake in the club from below 50 per cent to 68.6 per cent earlier this week.