According to BBC Sport, Fabian Delph ‘could return’ for Everton’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal on Saturday. The 30-year-old has been out of action since early-November with a hamstring injury, but it appears he’s finally on the recovery trail after so many setbacks.
Duncan Ferguson could also have Gylfi Sigurdsson available for selection after his recovery from an illness, so Everton finally have more options in midfield. The Toffees are still without Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh), Andre Gomes (ankle) and Morgan Schneiderlin (calf), but it’s good news that another midfielder has returned.
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Delph has made 10 appearances in all competitions for Everton, the last of which came in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur (November 3). He picked up a knock at the end of the game and hasn’t been able to shake it off for nearly seven weeks.
The 30-year-old was doubtful days later ahead of Everton’s meeting with Southampton and was meant to return after the international break to face Norwich City (November 23). But he still wasn’t 100% and has gone on to miss seven games in all competitions.
Ferguson is hoping he can finally name the England international in the squad for Saturday, however.