Everton Team News For Palace Clash

Frank Lampard has confirmed he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Everton's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

The Blues boss offered a positive update on Nathan Patterson, who has now returned to training and is aiming for a return to action against Fulham next weekend after stepping up his return from an ankle injury.

But the Scot will not be available when Patrick Vieira's side head to Merseyside on Saturday (3pm BST).

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Lampard said: "He's progressing, he's training with us and will be fit, hopefully, for next week."

Ben Godfrey, who suffered a fractured fibula in Everton's opening game of the season against Chelsea, is expected to step up his rehab next week by joining in group training sessions - but Lampard described that step as "early stages" and believes he and teammate Andros Townsend are more likely to be available for selection after the World Cup.

"I think it might be tough for Ben to be back before the World Cup, because of the injury and because of how quickly that time is coming - November 12 we break up." said Lampard on Friday.

"We'll look at the best plan around that.

"It's good for us that we've got this break, because it means Ben has that time and it also means Andros Townsend, who is in a similar sort of situation in terms of recovery, has that time as well.

"It's good for us in terms of the situations of those players, in particular.

"Maybe [we'll look to play him in an] Under-21s game, maybe we'll extend his training and get him back - if he's not ready before the break - get him ready for Boxing Day."

Dominic Calvert-Lewin came through 72 minutes after being handed his first start of the campaign against Newcastle United last time out, with Lampard confirming after the match "he’ll be better for having 70 minutes in his legs".

Mason Holgate, meanwhile, was back on the bench for the trip to St. James' Park after overcoming a knee problem and will once again be in contention for a place in the starting line-up.

Yerry Mina, who suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury last week, remains sidelined.