Latest Everton injury news, expected return dates, suspensions

Everton have had a turbulent 2023/24 campaign and we only find ourselves in January. The Toffees were sunk by a ten-point deduction for FFP breaches, but have since battled their way out of the bottom three.

However, after a promising run of results for Sean Dyche’s men, it is claimed Everton could once again be stung by another points deduction for a further breach of regulations.

The Merseyside club will be eager to keep their players fit with the prospect of another points deduction in the near future, and with that in mind, Football FanCast is here to keep you updated with the latest injury news coming out of Goodison Park.

Latest Everton injury news


Everton will definitely be without two players through injury on Wednesday for their FA Cup replay against Crystal Palace, with the game coming too soon for Ashley Young and Dele Alli.

Seamus Coleman may be going into the game at Goodison Park on Wednesday as a doubt following an issue picked up on the weekend against Aston Villa. And after returning last Sunday, Abdoulaye Doucoure may also be forced to miss the game on Wednesday after picking up a knock.

Ukrainian left-back Vitalii Mykolenko will be available after he sustained a knock to the head. Dyche revealed what he told his full-back in his pre-game press conference: “I said to him get the glue on it.”

The Toffees will also be without Idrissa Gana Gueye, who is representing Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Everton: latest injuries

Player Name


Date Injured

Expected Return Date

Seamus Coleman


14th January


Abdoulaye Doucoure


14th January


Ashley Young

Muscle injury

10th December

End of January

Dele Alli




Seamus Coleman



Seamus Coleman is one of the players going into the game on Wednesday night as a potential doubt following their scoreless draw against Villa on Sunday.

Speaking in his pre-Palace press conference, Dyche confirmed the Irishman came out of that game at the weekend with some tightness in his hamstring, which means he will need to undergo further monitoring prior to kick-off: “Seamus, maybe,” he said.

“Seamus has got a tightness in his hamstring so we’ll have to make a decision on that.”

Given Coleman plays such a big role in the Everton starting XI, perhaps it would be wise to sit him out of this FA Cup clash on Wednesday with their Premier League survival likely the club’s priority this term.

Abdoulaye Doucoure



Having missed the initial FA Cup clash down at Selhurst Park through a thigh injury, the midfielder made his return at the weekend against Villa.

The Mali international played the full 90 minutes on Sunday and it seems he has come out of that game with some fatigue, which could mean he is forced to miss the replay against Palace:

Dyche provided a brief update on the midfielder’s condition ahead of the game on Wednesday: “Doucs, maybe; Doucs is more fatigue.”

Although it is a positive this is not a serious injury or aggravation of the thigh issue which kept him out, perhaps the full 90 minutes was a bit too much last weekend for the 31-year-old.

Ashley Young

Muscle injury


Ashley Young has not featured since early December for the Toffees, but it is said that he has now returned to training on the grass with the first team.

However, the FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace is seemingly coming too soon for the Englishman, who will likely be introduced back to the matchday squad slowly.

“Youngy is back on the grass with us, but it’s too quick for him,” Dyche said in his press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Dele Alli

Injury setback


Dele is yet to play for Dyche, as he was on loan with Besiktas when the former Burnley boss was appointed manager. During this loan, the former England international seriously injured his groin. He returned to the Toffees in April of this year to undergo surgery and is still recovering.

However, Dele recently announced that he had suffered an injury setback, which means he will remain sidelined for the foreseeable.

Taking to his social media account, Dele said late last year: “Unfortunately the year isn’t ending as I would have hoped. I had been close to returning to full training, but frustratingly I’ve had another setback with my injury.”

“I’ll be out again for a short while but my outlook and mentality is nothing but positive. I’ll be attacking my physiotherapy and giving it everything to be back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

Dele’s last game came back in February 2023 for Besiktas, meaning he could well go a full year without taking to the pitch.

Latest Everton suspension news


The club will go into Wednesday’s game without any players missing through suspension.

However, Idrissa Gana Gueye will not be available for selection after he travelled to Ivory Coast, where he is representing Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Senegal have made a strong start in the competition and will be looking to retain their crown – which may mean it could be a few weeks until the midfielder returns.

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