Boss ponders Fellaini future
Everton boss David Moyes has revealed that midfielder Marouane Fellaini is a serious doubt for the trip to West Brom on New Year's Day.
The Goodison Park boss admitted the absence of the 24-year-old Belgian from his side for the Boxing Day draw with Sunderland was a blow.
Fellaini is suffering from an abductor strain and Moyes hopes the damage is not a long-term problem.
"I don't think it's too bad so who knows," the Scot said.
"With Marouane being out it affected us. With Jack Rodwell out as well, we don't really have a lot of creativity in midfield.
"We put Johnny Heitinga in midfield [against Sunderland] and I thought he did a good job. We put Sylvain Distin in at the back and we needed all the squad."