Everton Boss Delivers Merseyside Derby Team News Update

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed all Everton's players who were on international duty have returned to the Club fit and are available for Saturday's Merseyside derby at Goodison Park (12.30pm)

Lucas Digne was substituted seven minutes from time in France's 2-1 victory over Croatia on Wednesday night, while Yerry Mina sat out Colombia’s 2-2 draw with Chile on Tuesday as a precaution after feeling discomfort in his thigh - but both are in contention to face Liverpool.

Ancelotti confirmed earlier this week captain Seamus Coleman has recovered from the hamstring injury which meant he was unable to represent the Republic of Ireland during the international break.

Brazilian midfielder Allan is also fit having missed the Blues' 4-2 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last time out with an abductor problem, while Andre Gomes is available for selection again after a minor knock kept him out of that game.

Defenders Mason Holgate (toe), Jarrad Branthwaite (ankle) and Jonjoe Kenny (ankle) remain out but are making good progress in their recoveries.

Cenk Tosun, meanwhile, is training individually as he continues his rehabilitation from an anterior cruciate ligament injury

Ancelotti added the Club is hopeful Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) could make a return to First-Team action in late November.

The Blues boss said: "All the players [who were on international duty] are available. They came back in good condition and are all available for tomorrow.

"Yerry Mina is okay. He trained today without a problem and is fit for tomorrow. 

"I’m going to decide what the line-up will be knowing I have a lot of players who are fit and want to play. This is good and we can think about substitutions during the game.

"Every team had players involved during the international break but the important thing for us is our players came back without problems and in good condition. Maybe they are a little bit tired which could be a consideration to choose the line-up and also to see what happens during the game."