Everton Team News For Burnley Test

Arnaut Danjuma is back in training with Everton's main group but continues to work on his fitness, while André Gomes is vying for a place in the starting line-up for Saturday's clash with Burnley.

After a strong showing at St James' Park in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Newcastle United, the Blues are hoping to cap the week off with what would be a valuable win against the Clarets. 

Danjuma has been absent since the end of January after suffering ankle ligament damage during the Toffees' goalless draw at Fulham.

Gomes, meanwhile, continues to step up his return to peak fitness following a troublesome calf injury and has featured as a second-half substitute in each of Everton's past four Premier League matches. 

Speaking in Thursday's pre-match press conference, manager Sean Dyche stated: "Andre is getting fitter and sharper. It's only really been a fitness issue with Andre, he has been really unlucky with niggly calf injuries, but he is looking stronger and fitter all the time. 

"Arnie is on the grass, he is not quite fit yet, but he is on the grass with us."

With a lot of senior players recently returning from injury, Dyche admitted he's been granted a rare opportunity to rotate his team and manage minutes for key individuals in the side - something that has been particularly beneficial with the Toffees playing three tough games in just seven days. 

"Jimmy (James Garner) got some rest the other night then came on and delivered a really strong performance," he explained. "We have a very competitive group, especially at the full-back positions now Seamus [Coleman] is fit as well. Shay had played three in a week, so we had to be careful with that which is obvious. 

"Amadou has had a few knocks, we will see how he is tomorrow. Dobbo (Lewis Dobson) is making good progress now."

Dyche also added: "The lads in midfield, Arnie and Youssef Chermiti are in Ramadan as well, we have got to weigh up that and make sure they have as much energy as they can while also respecting their faith.

"That offers the idea of change and freshness, we felt that was necessary with three [games] in a week as well."

Lewis Dobbin remains out with an ankle injury, while Dele remains absent as he continues his rehabilitation from a long-term groin injury.