Danjuma return could be crucial boost with Everton facing Chelsea on Monday

Sean Dyche revealed that the Dutchman is very close to being able to return to the first-team possibly in time for the next match at Stamford Bridge.
Fulham FC v Everton FC - Premier League
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Everton managed to finally break their Premier League duck this year with last weekend's victory over Burnley just before the second points deduction was announced.

But it was only a one goal win and the player who scored that solitary strike - his first since late October - is a question mark for Monday's match.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a doubt due to having sustained another hamstring injury during the week, similar to the sort of injury that has so often kept him out before.

Although it will be a blow if Calvert-Lewin is unavailable, unlike last season when his absence was a huge problem, at least the Blues have a replacement in Beto.

However, scoring goals has still been a huge problem for this Toffees team and so any potential additional contribution will be very welcome.

Danjuma has made little real impact since his loan move to Merseyside last summer after the abortive attempt to sign him the previous year ended with the Villarreal player instead opting to go to Tottenham at the last minute.

He has had scant playing time under Dyche who didn't seem particularly interested in using the Dutch forward even when he was fit earlier in the campaign.

This was always a little perplexing to say the least given the limited attacking resources available to the manager in his squad.

Instead Dyche preferred to continue with players such as Ashley Young in wide positions even though he is clearly well past his best and offers very little going forward.

Well Everton have just seven games left to ensure survival again in the top flight and every player that can contribute will surely be needed.

As for how the Blues will be set up to play on Monday I expect Dyche to continue with the 4-4-1-1 system he has used most of the season, especially away from home.

Personally, I would like him to be a bit more positive against a Chelsea side that has conceded plenty of goals this season and one that will be expecting a very defensive approach from their visitors.

If Danjuma is fit I hope he might get some minutes even if it is coming off the bench later on in the match. His retun could prove important if he can finally find some decent form down the stretch.

Is there much chance Everton will finally end their Stamford Bridge hoodoo in two days time? I very much doubt it but they really must come away with something from the game if at all possible.