Seamus Coleman is in Ireland’s International squad, suggesting he could make Everton’s meeting with Manchester United on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman might just face Manchester United this weekend. The Everton captain has been out injured since the Merseyside Derby with a hamstring injury.
And that could have kept him out for some time. In fact, Everton haven’t announced that he’s fit to play but Ireland certainly seem to think he is.
They’ve called Coleman up for the next group of international fixtures, despite him not having played since October 17th.
That comes with a suggestion that Coleman might just be fit to future this weekend. We’ll learn more tomorrow when Carlo Ancelotti holds his news conference, of course, but this is certainly encouraging.
Everton have made do with make-shift right-backs since Coleman’s injury. But that’s come at a poor time, as both Richarlison and Lucas Digne have missed games through suspension.
On top of that, James Rodriguez has battled an injury, too. Everton could really do with having everyone back, then. Especially someone as experienced as Coleman.
Having their captain back would be huge for the weekend, too. Everton will fancy their chances at getting three points, given United’s recent struggles – especially their poor home form.
Digne will be back and James could make it, too, but Richarlison is still suspended. Everton won’t be full-strength, then, but if they can get anywhere close, they can surely give United plenty to worry about.
Having Coleman back would be a great step in that direction.