Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern were in a joyous mood on Wednesday after seeing their side end their four-game losing streak.
Ronald Koeman’s men have suffered three successive Premier League defeats against Chelsea, Tottenham, and Manchester United to slip into the bottom three, and coupled with a 3-0 loss at Atalanta in the Europa League last week, the pressure is certainly increasing on the Dutchman.
However, there was some respite for our resident Evertonians on Wednesday as the Merseyside outfit eased past Sunderland 3-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup, with a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a late strike from Oumar Niasse sealing their place in the last 16.
And there may be more good news to come for Toffees supporters if a report from The Irish Independent is anything to go by, which includes quotes from Koeman’s pre-Bournemouth press conference outlining some positive news regarding the injured duo Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman.
Winger Bolasie suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury back in December 2016 after making a fine start to life at Goodison Park, while 28-year-old Coleman suffered a horrific leg break while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland back in March.
Nonetheless, both are slowly but surely making his way back to training, and boss Koeman has provided a promising update on their progress.
He said, when asked about the duo: ‘They are both working hard, going in the right direction but it’s long-term injuries.
‘Seamus is out a long time, but they are doing well, going well on their schedule to come back but it’s not up to me, we expect them back in full training in November.’
These comments are sure to delight Everton supporters, who have seen their side struggle at the start of this season, but likely know that the return of the influential duo will aid in their quest to climb the Premier League table come 2018.
Landlord’s verdict: Both Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman were hugely influential for Everton in the first half of last season, and it’s no real surprise that the Toffees have struggled in their absence.
Bolasie suffered a knee injury back in December 2016 and Coleman a leg break back in March, but it appears that they both could be back and playing again before the New Year according to manager Ronald Koeman.
And this is sure to be met by delight from Evertonians across the country, as both men make a big difference to the Toffees squad when fit and firing, and thus will feel like new signings when they make their comebacks from injury.
Everton fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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