Everton have been handed a timely injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday.
The Toffees will be looking to build on a positive start to life under Marco Silva this weekend after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers and it appears that the man that starred in that fixture will be available for their next game.
According to Ben Dinnery, who is a freelance injury data analyst, Richarlison has been passed fit to face the Saints, following a slight calf problem.
Marco Silva confirms Richarlison [calf] is fit to face Southampton. Phil Jagielka serves a one match ban. #EFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 17, 2018
The Brazilian, who joined Silva at Goodison Park from Watford this summer in a big-money deal, started life as an Everton player in fine fashion last weekend.
Richarlison managed to score a brace on his debut against Wolves and Everton will be hoping he can continue that fine form and help the club to take the three points from Southampton.
Everton will be delighted that Richarlison has been deemed fit for the clash with the Saints after he picked up a calf injury.
There was a sense of surprise when the Toffees spent as much as they did on the 21-year-old, however, if his debut for the club is a sign of things to come, he will be an important player for the team.
Everton will feel more confident of securing a result with the midfielder in the team, however, Silva will know Southampton will prove a different kind of test to the one that Wolves provided them.
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