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Everton: Lampard given huge injury boost before Leicester

Everton have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their clash with Leicester this evening at Goodison Park.

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Frank Lampard took to his pre-match press conference to give an update on the availability of Donny van de Beek following his absence due to a small grade thigh injury sustained in the warm-up ahead of the West Ham United game earlier this month.

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The Toffees boss told the press:

“He was not well for a period, then he had an injury pre-West Ham [before being unable to play against parent club Manchester United].

“He had a baby girl last week, which is great for him. It’s nice for us to have him to be back in the squad now.”

Frank will be buzzing

There is no doubt that Lampard will be buzzing to have an almost fully fit squad at this stage of the season, especially the return of a first-team player like Van de Beek who has become involved in Everton’s pursuit for safety from relegation since joining the squad in January.

Despite only making six appearances so far, the 25-year-old midfielder has played an important role in the centre of the pitch when he has been available to play in the team.

His most notable 90-minute performance came from his Everton debut when the Man United loanee delivered a fantastic defensive midfield performance to seal a 3-0 victory over Leeds United.

According to Squawka, the Dutch star had an 89.5% pass accuracy, made ten ball recoveries, won seven duels, won the most possessions in the middle third, made the most tackles (4) and created one chance, proving how effective and influential he can be to this team.

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With that being said, Lampard now has the opportunity to unleash Van de Beek back into his midfield three tonight thanks to his return to fitness, and if he can emulate his first performance upon his return against Brendan Rodgers’ side tonight, it could make a huge difference to Everton’s chances of survival.

Everton can go six points clear of 18th place Burnley this evening if they can secure all three points at Goodison Park, which would put them in a good position to avoid their first-ever Premier League relegation this season.

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