Eliaquim Mangala looks set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Everton boss Sam Allardyce has said.
The French centre-back, who is on loan at Goodison Park from Manchester City, underwent surgery earlier this week after suffering the injury against Crystal Palace last month.
Allardyce said at Friday’s press conference: “We assessed the scans and we’ve seen there is a little bit more damage than expected.
“I think it is highly unlikely we will see him again this season. Manchester City want us to rehabilitate him so we will do that.”