Everton could have a big boost ahead of their trip to Villa Park on Friday, with Lucas Digne potentially being available for selection, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.
The Frenchman had to be withdrawn in the 73rd minute of the Toffees’ 1-0 win against Watford due to a hamstring issue.
However, he has been pictured multiple times in Marco Silva’s build-up to the game against Aston Villa.
It is Digne who assisted Everton’s only goal in their opening two matches, as he played a long ball that Bernard latched onto before working some space and striking into the net.
So far, the Frenchman has averaged 1.5 tackles and 3.5 clearances per game, as well as committing 1.5 fouls, as per WhoScored.
Going forward he has managed 1.5 key passes, 0.5 dribbles and 1.5 crosses per game, though he isn’t the most accurate with his passing, with a pass success rate 66.7% – though that could largely be down to the fact he is often looking forward and trying to make things happen.
The 26-year-old also highlighted last season that he can have a very good return in front of goal for a defender, as he got four goals and four assists.
Digne is a very important player for Everton, so it would definitely be a boost if he was fit enough to face Aston Villa.
However, because of how vital he is, Silva should not rush back the Frenchman if he is not fully ready to play.
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