Everton Boss Provides Team News Update

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Blues' Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday (3pm BST).

Centre-back pair Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite are unavailable with ankle and toe problems respectively, while long-term absentees Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) and Cenk Tosun (ACL) remain out.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit having recovered from the "small problem" which saw him substituted at half-time in Everton's 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town on Wednesday night.

Fabian Delph came through his first game since February in that contest, playing 62 minutes at Highbury Stadium.

Ancelotti says the midfielder will not travel to Crystal Palace, however, as he works his way back to optimum fitness and focuses on Wednesday's Carabao Cup last-16 clash with West Ham United at Goodison Park.

"Fabian was out for a long time and he recovered well, properly," said Ancelotti, who was speaking at his pre-match press conference at USM Finch Farm.

"He played more than 60 minutes really well (against Fleetwood). I want to give him more training sessions to be ready to play in the Premier League.

"He will not travel with the team to Palace because I prefer to keep him [at USM Finch Farm] to train and be ready for the game against West Ham.

"Dominic is okay, he has no problems. He had a little problem in the game against Fleetwood but he recovered well. He is fit and he is going to play.

"The others are all in good condition – fit and available."

In light of Holgate and Branthwaite's injuries, Ancelotti was again asked if Everton could enter the transfer market to bolster the team's defensive options.

"We are looking for a centre-back as, in this moment, in the squad we have only got two available – Yerry Mina and Michael Keane," the Italian said.

"If there is an opportunity, I think we are ready [to bring someone in]."