Everton duo Muhamed Besic and Seamus Coleman will have scans on the respective hamstring injuries they picked up during Saturday’s victory over Chelsea.
Bosnian Besic limped off with his problem after just nine minutes of the clash at Goodison Park, where he was replaced by eventual hat-trick hero Steven Naismith.
Full-back Coleman was likewise forced off during the second half of the contest, with boss Roberto Martinez confirming that both players will undergo scans to determine the extent of their problems.
Martinez said: “I think Seamus felt a lot better than Mo immediately after the game but we’re going to get the scans done today so we have a clear idea.”
The Spaniard remains hopeful that neither knock was as bad as first feared and he is confident that both players will avoid an extended period on the sidelines.
He continued: “I don’t think it looks as bad as we feared once it happened but we’ll get more information as the week goes on and we’ll see how long a period we’re looking at for the two players.”
The duo both remain serious doubts for the Toffees next match on Saturday though when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea, but the former Wigan boss confirmed that the club have no other injury concerns ahead of the trip to South Wales.
He revealed: “They were the only two to pick up knocks against Chelsea, so everyone else from that squad is fully fit for the weekend.”
The Blues are available at 3.20 to make it back to back wins in the top flight for the first time since April, whilst the Swans are on offer at 2.30 and the draw is at 3.30.