Everton could be without Seamus Coleman in Wednesday’s Merseyside derby with Liverpool after Marco Silva said in a pre-match press conference that the 31-year-old is “not fit” enough to feature. He told the Liverpool Echo: “Coleman tried this morning again, but he’s not in the conditions to be fit for the match.”
The Republic of Ireland international wouldn’t have started even if he was fit after falling down the pecking order in recent weeks. Coleman has featured just once in the Premier League since early-October after losing his place to Djibril Sidibe, so he’d likely be sitting on the bench against Liverpool.
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Leighton Baines returned to the squad as fullback cover in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City and may keep his place among the substitutes until Coleman is back. Sidibe should keep his spot at right-back. The 31-year-old lost his place after picking up a red card against Burnley (October 5) and was left out due to poor form.
Coleman is now being held back to due injury woes, so it’s hard to see him featuring much in the coming weeks. The defender will miss the Liverpool clash, but it remains to be seen if he’ll return in time to face Chelsea on Saturday.