Everton are sweating on the fitness of Theo Walcott, who has been added to the growing injury list at Goodison Park. Everton maintained their unbeaten record under manager Marco Silva despite the absence of eight first-team members as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Seven players were missing through injury, while Brazilian star Richarlison was suspended after last week’s red card at Bournemouth.
A disappointing afternoon for the Toffees was compounded when Walcott was withdrawn in the second half because of a rib injury.
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Silva hopes the former Arsenal forward avoids joining a lengthy casualty list that includes Idrissa Gana Gueye, Andre Gomes, James McCarthy, Bernard, Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka and Yerry Mina.
Silva refused to use a significant injury list as an excuse for the result though.
“We played with 11 players, we have the quality to do different things with the players that stay on the pitch,” he said.
“We are a big club and you have to do always everything to win the match. In some moments we will achieve that, in other moments we don’t achieve and you have to be ready for everything.”
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