Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has offered fans a timely boost with the news Richarlison, Allan and Fabian Delph are all in contention for starting berths this weekend, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees have struggled in recent weeks, losing their last three Premier League matches.

Brazilian forward Richarlison has failed to feature in any of those games due to suspension.

Meanwhile, Delph has battled with injuries throughout the early weeks of the campaign. Allan, meanwhile, has been dealing with a muscle problem suffered during the international break alongside Brazil teammate Richarlison.

However, Ancelotti has revealed the trio are ready to return against Fulham on Sunday.

Richarlison (L) and Allan training with Brazil. (MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP via Getty Images)

“They (Delph, Richarlison and Allan) are all fit,’ he said in his pre-match press conference.

Many of Everton’s losses in recent times have come when Richarlison was injured or suspended. His return will be a timely boost for Ancelotti.

Captain Coleman ruled out

The 61-year-old will have to cope without captain Seamus Coleman for the trip to Craven Cottage, though.

The Irish full-back reinjured his hamstring last week in training, meaning he misses out once more.

 

Midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is also unavailable. Ancelotti said the Ivory Coast defensive midfielder is still two or three weeks away from battling Allan for a place in the side.

Could international star join Everton?

After winning their opening four matches, Everton have stuttered during the past month.

Dropping out of the Champions League places has left some Everton fans wondering whether the club should look for reinforcements in the January transfer window.

One name in the frame is Sami Khedira, who Ancelotti worked with at Real Madrid.

The Italian manager was full of praise for his former player but admitted getting a deal done would be a challenge.

“He is a fantastic professional. I would love to work with him again but he is not the only one. To come here to Everton is another thing,” the Italian said.

Everton will hope to pick up their first points of the month when they travel to west London this weekend.

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