Everton vs Aston Villa injury news - as 3 ruled out and 4 doubts for Premier League clash
There have been some team news updates ahead of Everton vs Aston Villa, including the latest on Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Amadou Onana and Diego Carlos.
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Following the returns of Tyrone Mings and Bertrand Traore to the matchday squad against Arsenal, Aston Villa have just two injury concerns left to deal with ahead of Saturday’s clash with Everton.
Diego Carlos, who ruptured his Achilles tendon at the start of the season, is still ruled out but is now in the final stage of his recovery. “We are so happy,” Unai Emery said about Carlos’ progress. “He started training with us but, of course, he will need time to be fit and confident to play,” Emery admitted pre-match.
Meanwhile, backup goalkeeper Robin Olsen was deemed touch-and-go for the Arsenal game but did not make the squad that day. Albeit a doubt, the Swede should make the bench against his former side at Goodison Park.
This weekend’s hosts, meanwhile, have a whole host of players facing late fitness tests. Sean Dyche can categorically rule out Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh) and Andros Townsend (knee) but Amadou Onana (also knee), Nathan Patterson and James Garner (lack of fitness) are all being assessed.
Toffees supporters will be particularly eager for Onana to be available as he is perhaps their biggest miss if he were to be sidelined. “It’s just a niggly little injury,” Dyche said on February 18. “I think it’s manageable as his fitness and game understanding improves.”
Ruled out: Calvert-Lewin, Townsend (EVE); D. Carlos (AVL).
Doubts: Onana, Patterson, Garner (EVE); Olsen (AVL).