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Everton could be missing up to a dozen players for West Ham match

Everton could be missing up to a dozen players for their upcoming fixture with West Ham. Manager Marco Silva’s Toffees are in crisis due to players being absent through injury and suspension.

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Everton missing a dozen players for West Ham match

Silva may be without a single first team player for West Ham’s visit. Everton have secured six points from 12 and would fancy their chances against last-place team West Ham. However, with the lack of players available, Everton will be up against it at Goodison Park.

Everton’s most important absentee will be Brazilian forward Richarlison. He is continuing to serve a suspension for a straight red card received against Bournemouth. Richarlison has tallied three times for Everton and twice during the international break for Brazil.

Seamus Coleman has joined Richarlison on the injury list. His absence will be felt for some time as Coleman fractured his foot on international duty.

Everton will also be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ankle), James McCarthy (calf), Michael Keane (hairline fracture of the skull), Phil Jagielka (cartilage injury), and Andre Gomes (hamstring). Each should be out for some time with their injury problem.

Midfielder Idrissa Gueye is also questionable with a knee injury. Beni Baningime is also struggling for fitness.

Defender Keane, in particular, is working hard to get back to playing fitness. Although it is unknown when he will be cleared after suffering a head injury.

“After the incident, I did not remember what happened to me at all,” Keane told Evertontv. “It was only seeing it that brought back my memory of the cross coming in.

“I thought I was going to get clattered by [Bournemouth striker] Callum Wilson because he was trying an overhead kick. He did not hit me but Gana came flying in.

“I can’t remember anything from the next 15 or 20 minutes. I remember little bits of the game… all the goals but not a lot of the finer details.

“The Club doctor was by my side in hospital and told me what had happened to me. The doctors were continually checking my blood pressure and I was just waiting for the scan results. I travelled home the next day in a car because I could not fly.

“I had to take things easy, day by day. I had a week at home just resting. Every time I got up or sat down the room was spinning, so I had to completely rest and shut down from everything.

“But it could have been a lot worse, so while it is not a great injury to have suffered, I am thankful I will recover and be alright.

“My family weren’t down there for the game, it is a long way and one they do not come to. They were really panicking, trying to get hold of the doctor and people at the Club to find out what was happening.

“They spoke to the manager and he told them what was going on. It can’t have been easy for them but they were alright.

“And I was really well looked after by everyone at the club.”