According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton winger Theo Walcott is hoping to be passed fit for West Ham’s visit to Goodison Park on Sunday.
The former Arsenal man came off injured with a rib injury in The Toffees’ match against Huddersfield earlier this month, and will be needed with fellow wingers Richarlison banned and Bernard still gaining fitness.
However, whilst this injury boost will be a relief to manager Marco Silva, he should look elsewhere for this clash against The Hammers, with plenty of promising players at his disposal.
The Everton boss should turn to 20-year-old Ademola Lookman to fill in for Walcott if the he is not 100%. The youngster has only made one appearance this season, coming off the bench for Walcott, and will be desperate to impress.
Walcott has impressed so far this season, racking up two goals and one assist in four appearances so far. But the 29-year-old has had to contend with injuries throughout his career, and it may be time for Silva to start looking at the new generation of players.
The England under-20 World Cup winner has seen teammate for club and country Dominic Calvert-Lewin thrive with more game time over the past two seasons, and will hope to get his break to prove himself.
With Richarlison still to miss out as a result of his three match ban, it is a toss up between Lookman and a Walcott that may not be at full fitness. If that is case, Silva should go for youth in this situation.