Marco Silva has confirmed Fabian Delph will miss Saturdays fixture with Watford and Andre Gomes remains a doubt.
” Morgan Schneiderlin, if he is linked with other clubs, it is not important to me.
“Morgan is part of our squad. When I finished the squad last Thursday, he will be here until the end, until January, with all of them.
“We have Morgan and JP [Gbamin] for that position.
“It is not the position to talk about Kevin and Niasse. You know my opinion on them. The market is open and it is possible something could happen.”
“Now it’s a matter for us to put him in the best physical condition possible.
“He’s working really hard and well. It’s up to me whether I put Alex in the squad tomorrow.”
“It’s a different squad. I have not said it is stronger or better. We have to prove that during the season.
“We signed good, important players but lost a very important player.
“We are not comparing one squad with the other.”
“It’s important for us to play at Goodison. It’s really important for us to make Goodison our fortress.
“We finished last season playing really well with a fantastic connection with our fans.
“They play a key part during the game and was a big part of our season. In our best moments they were there and in other moments also. We did well together.”
“What they try, I think all the teams try also, to get stronger and sign important players.
“Their style of play will not change in my opinion. It is clear what they tried to do.
“They already had a strong XI last season and it will be the same tomorrow.”
Home Clean Sheets
“You have to put quality in your work.
“We have to make them believe that is the way to make us stronger as a team.
“Even in that period, with some changes in our backline, we did really well.
“The numbers are good not just at Goodison. Nine clean sheets in 12 is fantastic in the Premier League.
“We as a team are working very well and hard.”
“We have to be more clinical in the opposition box.
“We create enough chances to win a football match.”
New Signings Ready?
“Now is my job to settle them in the right way.
“Some are ready if I need them. Some need some time.
“Alex arrived last week. Some are ready to play if I decide.
“In the meantime we have to work with them inside. They will learn more but in time I have to decide the best XI in each game.”