The Athletic’s Everton correspondent Patrick Boyland has revealed that both Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye are “back in training” after concerns about their fitness.
The Lowdown: Fitness Concerns
The midfield duo were among those not in the squad for the Toffees’ 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup in midweek, after they both came off in the 2-0 defeat at home to Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend.
Frank Lampard confirmed after the game that the pair were struggling with fitness but hoped they would be able to train ahead of their final trip to the Cherries, who they face in the top flight on Saturday afternoon.
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The last: Back to training
Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Boyland shared that both Onana and Gueye have returned to Everton training after concerns over the duo’s fitness earlier in the week.
The reporter succinctly tweeted: “Onana and Gueye are training again.”
The verdict: Double boost
Having both Onana and Gueye training and with the squad is certainly a huge boost for Lampard ahead of Everton’s second trip to the Vitality Stadium in a week.
The duo have been mainstays in the center of the park for the Toffees in the league and are high among their teammates for average tackles, interceptions and passes per game (WhoScored).
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The Toffees are likely to need them both fully fit and ready to play if they are to redeem themselves against their south coast opponents tomorrow after the disappointing midweek result.
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