By Press Association Sport Staff
Published: 14:43 BST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 14:43 BST, 23 October 2020
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful James Rodriguez will be fit for Sunday's match at Southampton - just 24 hours after admitting he expected the playmaker to miss the game.
The Colombia international sustained bruising in a challenge with Virgil Van Dijk in Saturday's Merseyside derby but resumed partial training on Friday and if he trains again on Saturday there is a chance he could play at St Mary's.
'James is not definitely out,' said Ancelotti on Friday. 'He had a big haematoma and was not able to train until today.