Everton Team News For Aston Villa Clash

Amadou Onana is fit and available but Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to miss Everton's clash with Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday (3pm).

Onana was withdrawn with a knee problem 74 minutes into the 1-0 win over Leeds United last time out but, speaking in his pre-match press conference on Thursday, manager Sean Dyche has confirmed the Belgium midfielder will be available for this weekend.

Calvert-Lewin, meanwhile, has missed the Blues' past two games with a hamstring complaint, with Dyche last week revealing the striker would be given time to achieve his optimal condition.

Discussing Calvert-Lewin, Dyche said: "I think he's building up well. He's on the grass - he's not with us [in full training] yet but that will come quite quickly, I think.

"Like I said, with human bodies there's no absolute definite but our intention is to get him as fit as possible so we can hopefully break this spell of ins and outs and ups and downs with injuries.

"That's what we're hoping to do, whilst also making sure we have him back as quick as possible because we want all players - not just him - available."

James Garner and Nathan Patterson stepped up their recoveries from back and knee injuries respectively with minutes in the Under-21s' 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last Friday.

Dyche revealed Patterson has since suffered a minor issue, which has prevented him from training with the full group this week but says the pair are closing in on a return.

On Andros Townsend's rehabilitation from an ACL injury, Dyche added: "His knee still needs a bit of care and a bit of time, with the workload on it.

"It's about finding that balance but he's going okay. We've just got to make sure that it's right.

"He's been through a lot but it's settling down and it's beginning to get that workload that he needs, obviously, to get it stronger, but he's not there yet."