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Everton handed Seamus Coleman fitness boost

Everton have another chance of trying to pick up some much-needed points in the Premier League this afternoon.

Frank Lampard’s side are back in action in front of their home fans as they welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park.

The Toffees’  previous league outing saw them throw away a 2-1 half-time lead in their 3-2 midweek defeat against Burnley at Turf Moor, leaving Sean Dyche’s side just a point behind Everton on the edge of the relegation zone.

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Looking ahead to today’s showdown against the Red Devils, it seems as though the home team could be set to welcome back a key figure to their ranks.

What’s the news?

Speaking in his latest press conference on Friday, Lampard talked about the current fitness situation surrounding Everton’s club captain, revealing: “We’ve got Seamus Coleman – who on Wednesday night was feeling the effects of not being well and wasn’t fit to play – in consideration, so that’s a nice boost for the game tomorrow.”

With 22 league appearances under his belt in the current campaign, only Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Abdoulaye Doucoure have played more minutes than the Irishman, showing how important he is to the team.

From a defensive point of view, only Allan (104) has racked up a higher number of combined tackles and interceptions than Coleman (98).

Given how Everton didn’t have either of those on the pitch in midweek, this may go some way to explaining why they conceded three goals against a team which had only found the net 22 times all season before Wednesday’s clash.

Also, no other Everton player has completed more tackles in the attacking third (11) or defensive third (31) than the 33-year-old, showing how useful he is at both ends of the pitch.

Great news for Everton

Even though the Republic of Ireland international has been a part of Everton’s disappointing season, potentially having him back on the pitch to take on Ralf Rangnick’s side will still give Lampard and co a boost.

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Having lost 10 of their past 12 league games, it’s safe to say that the Toffees could do with any fillip which may come their way.

Looking ahead to this clash, the fact that United have racked up a rather inconsistent run of results since January should give the Everton players some confidence that they can go out and grab a positive result this time around, particularly if the Toffees’ reliable skipper will be back in action.

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