Good and bad news for Everton
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed an injury to Richarlison, while revealing summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin has returned to full training.
The Toffees have been very unfortunate with injuries this season.
Several star players have suffered injuries, with key midfielders like Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin being hit with long-term problems.
Fabian Delph has also struggled with injury, while Alex Iwobi has missed Everton’s recent games due to his own struggles.
Now, Everton have suffered another injury blow.
However, there is some good news too.
Richarlison to miss West Ham clash
Starting off with the bad news, Everton star Richarlison has been ruled out of the clash with West Ham this weekend.
The striker has been one of Everton’s best players this season, scoring eight goals and assisting three.
But Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Richarlison will miss the trip to London due to a knee injury.
“He had a little problem yesterday in training,” Ancelotti revealed, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“He will not be available for the game, we hope he will be available on Tuesday.”
Ancelotti also revealed that Gylfi Sigurdsson will miss the game.
Mina fit, Gbamin returns to full training
The good news for Everton is that Yerry Mina is fit to feature against West Ham, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin is back in full training.
Mina has been a star player for Everton this season, and would have been a big miss.
Gbamin returning to training is also a big boost for the Toffees.
The summer signing impressed in his first two appearances, before suffering a long-term injury.
With lacklustre midfield options, Gbamin could bring a splash of quality in the centre, which is exactly what Everton need.
Gbamin back training with the team for the first time today
— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) January 17, 2020