Everton Team News For Fulham Clash

Sean Dyche has confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss Saturday's game against Fulham at Goodison Park with a minor hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, the Blues boss revealed Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in full training all week and is "doing well".

Captain Coleman was forced off late on in last weekend's defeat against Manchester United and will not recover in time to face Marco Silva's Fulham, although Dyche does not expect the right-back to be out for long.

Abdoulaye Doucoure remains unavailable, and will serve the second of a three-game suspension, having been sent off against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dyche confirmed a few other players "had knocks", while winger Andros Townsend continues to work his way back from an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury.

Speaking on Calvert-Lewin in the pre-match press conference at Finch Farm on Thursday, Dyche revealed: “The truth is, he’s training and going along well.”

On Coleman he added: "He’s got a niggly hamstring that’ll need time to settle down a bit.

“He’s been in fine form so that’s another awkward one for us. He shouldn’t be too long but he won't make it for the weekend.”

Due to the injury to the Blues skipper, the Everton manager was asked about Nathan Patterson’s availability to potentially start at right-back.

Dyche explained: “It’s more the game time with Patterson; coming back after an injury, and spending time out. It’s game time as much as anything but he’s certainly in the thinking.”

Townsend is still out with an ACL injury sustained at Crystal Palace last March. On the winger's recovery, Dyche added: “It was a serious knee injury. He’s had his ups and downs, but he seems to be in a better place with his injury and how that’s going.

"We’ve just got to monitor it as the weeks go by. We’re working with him, and he’s working very hard himself.”