After suffering injuries within the last week, Everton midfielders Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph will each be out for a minimum of 4 weeks.
The injury to Doucoure occurred within the second half of Everton’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday, while the injury to Delph occurred in training.
Duncan Ferguson, the interim manager, suddenly has a scarcity of fit midfield players, with Tom Davies also sidelined for a chronic period.
Allan, Andre Gomes, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, in addition to Tyler Onyango, can be found.
An Everton statement read: “Everton midfielders Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph are expected to be out for at least 4 weeks after sustaining injuries.
“Frenchman Doucoure was forced off within the sixty fifth minute of Saturday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa at Goodison Park resulting from a groin problem.
“Subsequent tests have revealed the 29-year-old requires a period of rehabilitation under the care of Everton’s medical staff at USM Finch Farm.
“Meanwhile, Delph sustained a thigh injury during a training session this week and is now undergoing treatment with the club’s medical team.”