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Roberto Martinez has revealed Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy will be assessed after both picked up knocks on international duty. With new loan signing Romelu Lukaku unavailable to face parent club Chelsea, Nikica Jelavic looks in the driving seat to continue as the lone striker. The departure of Marouane Fellaini, allied with the signing of Gareth Barry and James McCarthy offers Roberto Martinez the chance to shake up his three-man midfield, with Leon Osman or Ross Barkley poised to drop out in order to accommodate the new boys. Darron Gibson remains sidelined with an ongoing knee complaint, while Antolin Alcaraz continues to build up his fitness following a hamstring injury.
Jose Mourinho says he expects Samuel Eto'o to make his Chelsea debut away at Everton on Saturday, a game for which he has a full squad available to choose from. The Cameroon striker will vie with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Andre Schurrle for the lone forward role. Willian is also in the frame to make his debut after joining from Russian outift Anzhi, though may have to settle for a role on the bench. Eden Hazard has recovered from the Achilles problem that caused him to miss Belgium’s match with Scotland last week, while David Luiz comes into contention for his first league start of the season after shrugging off a hamstring problem.