Report: Romelu Lukaku to return from injury this week, Seamus Coleman back earlier than first thought

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Romelu Lukaku is expected to return for the Premier League clash with Manchester City, while Seamus Coleman could be available for the second leg of their League Cup tie.

It seems that Everton are set to receive an injury boost when it comes to news of Seamus Coleman's injury after he limped off during the win over Manchester City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final win at Goodison Park.

Coleman was expected to miss the second leg of the tie after being ruled out for an initial three to four weeks, but the Liverpool Echo reports that it could be more like two and a half weeks - therefore he could return for the return leg at the Etihad Stadium.

The report also states that Romelu Lukaku is likely to be fit for this week's Premier League clash against City after he limped from the field following his winning goal at Goodison last week.

Having their top scorer available for a crucial period of games will be a huge boost for manager Roberto Martinez as the Toffees look to climb the table and keep their campaign for a first trophy in 21 years on track. 

Lukaku has undoubtedly been the best quality of Everton's season so far having found the net on 19 occasions in all competitions so far this season. With him in the side they are always a threat.

Defensively, Everton have had the odd tendency to leak goals but having one of their first choice performers available for a game of such magnitude later on in the month is a huge boost though Martinez will no doubt take care when it comes to his fitness, as he can ill-afford to throw someone into the line-up who may not be 100% fit.

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