Everton have dropped some further positive early team news before they play host to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
The Lowdown: Doucoure back for Man City clash
As seen in images posted on the club’s official Twitter channel, the Toffees have revealed that Abdoulaye Doucoure is now back in training and will hope that he can play a part against Pep Guardiola’s men.
After Burnley’s 1-0 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, the Merseyside club may be worried about potential relegation just a little bit more, so they will need as many of their key players back as possible when the Premier League champions visit Goodison Park.
The Latest: Godfrey progress
Just after Everton revealed the news about Doucoure, they also tweeted an update on Ben Godfrey as he also aims to return to full fitness.
Posting an image of the 24-year-old in training, the club added the succinct caption of “Making progress”, along with an hourglass emoji.
The Verdict: Positive news for Everton
It certainly is promising to hear that Godfrey is also making progress, on top of the revelation that Doucoure is back in training.
The defender has not played for Everton since the 4-1 win at home to Brentford in the FA Cup earlier this month, and he had rarely missed a game this season before then (Transfermarkt).
Should Everton start Godfrey?
Godfrey has ranked highly among his team-mates in terms of tackles, clearances and blocks per game in the Premier League this term (WhoScored), so he is clearly a key player in Frank Lampard’s team.
While he may not make it for the match against the Sky Blues this weekend, he may be fit enough for the rest of the campaign, which will no doubt be a big boost for the Toffees.
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