If Ronald Koeman was planning on trying to exploit the absence of Robin Gosens on Thursday, as Everton prepare to face Atalanta in the Europa League, he might have to think again.
The 23-year-old left the 2-1 win over Sassuolo in the 69th with a feared muscular injury, but Bergamo News on Tuesday report the German defender is expected to play against the Toffees, with the discomforts being ruled as mere cramps.
After two tough opening games, both lost, against Roma and Napoli in the Serie A, last year’s surprise package picked up their first points of the current campaign at the weekend, and will be going into Thursday’s game in high spirits.
Bergamo News explain the Italian side should be at near full strength, spending Monday’s training going through a ‘customised work program’ depending on how many minutes they played against Sassuolo at the weekend.
With Gosens practicing as usual, that leaves Leonardo Spinazzola as the only player expected to miss the game against Everton through injury.
Ronald Koeman should know what to expect, then.