Marco Silva will have Morgan Schneiderlin ‘available’ to face Southampton on Saturday after the 29-year-old returned from injury, reports Sky Sports News. Schneiderlin hasn’t featured in over a month, but his recent recovery could help to solve Everton’s crisis in midfield.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes are sidelined for a number of months while Fabian Delph is an injury doubt, so Silva isn’t blessed with a lot of options in the engine room. A late decision could be made on Delph, but Schneiderlin, Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson will be available to the Everton manager.
Schneiderlin’s last appearance came in Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley (October 5). He missed their 2-0 win over West Ham United (October 19), was an unused substitute in the 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion (October 26) and failed to make the squad for the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Tottenham (November 3).
Should Marco Silva start Morgan Schneiderlin against Southampton?
Whether Silva starts the French international over the weekend remains to be seen, however. Schneiderlin has been short of form this season, so a midfield of Davies and Delph seems more likely against Southampton.