Many Everton supporters have been discussing Marco Silva’s vital decision over who will start against Aston Villa on Friday night, with doubt still lingering over the fitness of certain first-team players.
Lucas Digne was a casualty of our victory over Watford last weekend, with the France international forced off in the 73rd minute with an expected hamstring injury and underwent scans at the start of the week to assess his situation.
The boss confirmed at his press conference on Thursday that the 26-year-old is available to travel to Birmingham, but he may yet to turn to veteran left-back Leighton Baines if he does not consider Digne’s involvement worth the risk.
Doubt also lingers of summer signing Fabian Delph, with the midfielder back at Finch Farm following a groin injury sustained in the pre-season friendly with Werder Bremen, but is not expected to make his competitive Toffees debut in the starting XI.
Morgan Schneiderlin is back in contention for a starting call alongside one of Andre Gomes or Jean-Philippe Gbamin following his red card suspension, meanwhile.
Former Juventus striker Moise Kean and ex-Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi are also in the frame to play against Aston Villa on Friday night, but may be named on the bench as Silva looks to introduce his summer arrivals slowly.
Here’s what these Everton supporters have shared in relation to the boss’ potential starting line-up at Villa Park…