Everton Team News vs Manchester City: Coleman extension hint, Townsend return

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After a thumping win away at Brighton, Everton will welcome league leaders and current Premier League champions Manchester City at Goodison Park. The win against Brighton has instilled confidence and courage in the side, giving hope of a solid run for the remaining three games.

Everton have been affected by injuries all season with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury affecting the team the most. Calvert-Lewin is back and firing for the Toffees, and that is making a whole lot of difference for Everton going forward. In the last four games, EFC have netted eight goals and have looked like a prudent side in the final third.

The Toffees were without Seamus Coleman who picked up a knee injury against Leicester City. Initially, it looked like a horrific injury, possibly even an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear, but scans revealed that there has been no tear. Ben Godfrey was also unavailable against Brighton as he nursed a groin problem. Ahead of the Manchester City clash, Dyche gave a team update

Everton Injury News vs Manchester City

"Seamus did have an operation. It has gone really well, as they had expected. So, hopefully, it’ll be a straightforward recovery. All being well, he should be fit for next season. He is well in the loop where he sits at the football club. (via club’s YouTube channel)"

Andros Townsend has remained unavailable since March 2022, after picking up an ACL injury in the FA Cup clash. The Englishman has remained away from football for well over a year and has finally made some progress in his return as he made an appearance for the Everton U-21 side against Leicester City, featuring for 45 minutes.

"Andros Townsend has started with us again. He’s early in the process of getting truly fit. It’s great for him because it has been a long haul. I spoke to him about his frustrations and it can gt hard when you’re a player but he is back on the grass and he’s enjoying at the moment."

Dyche is expected to have the same players at his disposal and the eleven that started against Brighton could be well in contention to start against Pep Guardiola’s side at Goodison. The Toffees sit 17th in the table with 32 points.

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