Everton recieve Abdoulaye Doucoure injury boost ahead of pivotal clash

Everton have received an injury boost in the form of Abdoulaye Doucoure, with the Frenchman seemingly returning to individual training this week.

Doucoure signed for Everton last summer and has impressed at Goodison Park.

His energy in the middle of Carlo Ancelotti’s team has been so pivotal in the way Everton play, and that has been prevalent since he fell to injury back in March.

When Doucoure suffered that injury, it was first feared that the Frenchman would miss the remainder of the season.

However, the midfielder posted a tweet earlier this month claiming he was confident he would play again this season and would come back ‘the strongest I can’.

Now, Doucoure has been pictured in training at Everton’s training ground.

While this is far from confirmation that Doucoure will return soon, it will come as a huge boost for Everton with a tough scheduling coming up.

With a top-six finish still very much possible, games against Aston Villa, West Ham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City could be huge.

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There is still a very real chance Everton could be in the top six come the end of the season.

Though, they must fix their inconsistency issues if they are to have any chance.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been unplayable at times this season, but have also had extremely poor spells too.

Their performance against Arsenal was nothing special, with Bernd Leno’s own goal Everton’s saviour.

The clash with West Ham will be key for the Toffees, who sit just three points behind the Hammers with a game in hand against Aston Villa.

If there is ever a time for Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton side to show what they are made of, it is now.

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Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com