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Everton: Lampard handed double injury boost

Everton will host Brentford at Goodison Park this afternoon in one of their final opportunities to save themselves from Premier League relegation this season and now Frank Lampard has been handed a fitness lifeline as two players are set to return to action.

What’s the latest?

The Toffees boss took to his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon to give a positive update on the availability and recovery of both Ben Godfrey and Donny van de Beek.

Lampard told the press (via Liverpool Echo):

“Ben Godfrey is very close, whether he’ll be fit for this squad or not but he’s possibly going to be in the squad. Donny van de Beek is getting closer, we’d like to think he might be involved on Sunday, if not on Thursday.”

Lampard will be excited

Everton have just three games left of the season to save themselves from their first-ever Premier League relegation so Lampard will surely be delighted to have two players returning from injury issues and available for selection over the important upcoming games.

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The return of Manchester United loanee Van de Beek will be warmly welcomed as Fabian Delph has sustained a small injury that has left him sidelined for the foreseeable future, so having the Dutch midfielder available for selection over the final games of the season will take the pressure off the Everton boss.

Similarly, Lampard will be relieved to have Ben Godfrey back in the squad and available for selection as Yerry Mina is out with a small calf injury too, with the manager confirming the defender will be out for today’s game and the clash with Crystal Palace next week.

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Therefore, having an experienced player available to slot back into the backline will be a big boost for the Merseyside club.

Everton will be given an insight of what they need to achieve against Thomas Frank’s side this afternoon as relegation rivals Burnley will play Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the day and Lampard will hope that whatever the outcome of the game in north London it will motivate his team to take all three points.

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