Two players are expected to be back in contention for Everton on Wednesday.
Everton are expected to receive a double boost ahead of Wednesday’s crucial match against Leicester City.
After Burnley conceded a late equaliser at West Ham on Sunday, the Blues could move six points clear of the bottom three with a win at Goodison Park.
Burnley, the Premier League’s biggest threat to Everton’s survival, missed an opportunity to move to within one point of them after leading for much of their encounter at the London Stadium.
However, with two home games this week – against Southampton and Wolves – a win for Everton against Leicester might be crucial.
Ahead of that match, Frank Lampard is expected to have two players back in contention for his starting line up. Lampard had previously earmarked Wednesday’s game as the possible return date for Yerry Mina.
The centre back has struggled with injuries this season and has been missed while out of action. Speaking ahead of Everton’s victory over Manchester United Lampard was hopeful the centre back would be available for the April 20 tie at Goodison Park.
And photos from Finch Farm, released by the club on Friday, showed the Colombian international having a good time in training with the first squad, implying that his comeback is still a possibility.
Meanwhile, Lampard will be reunited with Donny van de Beek. After withdrawing from the starting line-up minutes before Everton’s game against West Ham on April 3, the midfielder, on loan from Manchester United, had been out due to injury. He was therefore ruled ineligible to play in Everton’s most recent match, a 2-1 win against Manchester United, because he was unable to play against his parent club. The most recent photographs from Finch Farm show van de Beek in training.
While Tom Davies and Andros Townsend remain out of action, Lampard looks set to have more players at his disposal than at any other time since he took the Everton job heading into the final games of the season.