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Everton: Patrick Boyland gives triple fitness update

Everton will host Crystal Palace in their penultimate Premier League game and final home fixture of the season, and Patrick Boyland has revealed a huge fitness update ahead of the clash tonight.

What’s the latest?

The Everton reporter for The Athletic took to Twitter to confirm a triple fitness boost for the Toffees with Michael Keane, Donny van de Beek and Ben Godfrey all available for selection.

Boyland tweeted:

“Ben Godfrey could be in the squad to face Crystal Palace. Michael Keane has fully recovered from sickness and Donny van de Beek also ready to return.”

The reporter also confirmed: “Mina and Delph still out.”

Frank will be buzzing

Despite Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph being unavailable for the game, Frank will surely be buzzing to have three new players fit and ready for the last two games of the season, with Everton in a position to secure survival in the Premier League if they can win the game tonight.

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Keane’s return from illness gives Lampard the opportunity to strengthen his backline after Jarrad Branthwaite was red-carded in the clash with Brentford on Sunday afternoon, so it will be a massive silver lining for the manager to have him back in the squad.

Another defender returning after almost a month out of action is Ben Godfrey who again can help to bolster the defence this evening alongside Keane to give Everton the best chance of protecting their goal against Palace’s relentless attackers in Conor Gallagher and Wilfried Zaha.

The final returnee in Van de Beek has been out of action since March and has not made an appearance in 11 games which will be massively disappointing to Lampard who signed the Man United loanee on Deadline Day.

Should Van de Beek start tonight?





Due to injuries the 25-year-old has only featured seven times for the Toffees during his five-month spell at Goodison Park, but could be deployed in the centre of the pitch over the next two games following Delph’s injury woes.

Ultimately, with the last game of the season for Everton over in North London at the Emirates, the side must capitalise on their opportunity to seal safety at home this evening, taking all the pressure off the final day away against Arsenal.

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