Marco Silva has confirmed that Seamus Coleman “will be out” against Leicester City. The 31-year-old played in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Norwich City, coming off the bench in the second-half, but he’s now sidelined with injury.
Silva said in Friday’s pre-match press conference: “More bad news is that, unfortunately for us, Coleman will be out as well.” Despite the injury blow, Coleman’s absence won’t hurt Everton.
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The Republic of Ireland international is behind Djibril Sidibe in the pecking order and wouldn’t have started against Leicester. He was dropped by Silva after being suspended and hasn’t started for Everton ever since.
Coleman was sent off in the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Burnley (October 5) and missed their 2-0 win over West Ham United (October 19) before making his return to the matchday squad.
The right-back was an unused substitute in Everton’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion (October 26), 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur (November 3) and 2-1 win over Southampton (November 9) before coming off the bench against Norwich.
He played for 24 minutes at Goodison Park as Everton suffered their seventh league defeat of the season and hasn’t been on the winning side since the start of September.