By Matthew Shaw

3rd Nov, 2022 | 8:10am

Everton will be without three first-team players for their Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday 5th November, according to Ben Dinnery.

The injury expert has shared that Andros Townsend, Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina will all be missing from action, with the first two missing until after the World Cup.

Frank Lampard has yet to give a return date for Mina, who was on the verge of recovery before suffering yet another setback in his rehabilitation at Finch Farm.

Sharing the news on his Premier Injuries website, Dinnery was confident that all three would yet again be missing for the showdown with Leicester.

In better news, Nathan Patterson has made his return over the past couple of weeks and should now be available to go from the first whistle if needed.

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Although having none of the three available to go before the World Cup break it seems, Lampard will be thankful that there are no new big blows.

Everton need consistency throughout their squad, and it is bringing success on the pitch with even Dominic Calvert-Lewin now managing to string some starts together.

It is hard to see any of these three going straight back into the squad anyway with how the Toffees have been performing in the Premier League.

Godfrey and Mina will be watching Conor Coady and James Tarkowski knowing that there is very little chance of going back into the side, with Townsend likely having more chance.

Picking up points against Leicester and Bournemouth before the Premier League shuts down for the World Cup is the priority right now, so having no new setbacks is critical.

If that is done, hopefully, this trio can be back in action when Boxing Day comes around and the league action returns at a frosty Goodison Park for Everton.