The Irish international pulled up clutching his hamstring after stretching to put the ball out for a corner in the second half of the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and his manager admits he is a major doubt for Wembley.
"He felt his hamstring and we will assess him in the morning but it will be hard to see him being involved this week as that sort of injury takes longer than a week," Roberto Martinez said after the game.
Coleman will be assessed fully over the next day or so but joins Phil Jagielka on the list of players who face a race against time to be fit for the cup semi-final. The captain tweaked a hamstring in the draw at Watford last weekend and has missed the two subsequent games.
Both defenders are almost certainly ruled out of Wednesday's Merseyside derby at Anfield but Martinez expects to have most of the players rested yesterday available.
That should include Ross Barkley who came on a second-half substitute for Gerard Deulofeu, Romelu Lukaku, who was an unused substitute, and Gareth Barry who was left out of the squad to face Southampton altogether.
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1 Posted 17/04/2016 at 07:05:12
2 Posted 17/04/2016 at 07:13:10
We suddenly seem to have a crocked squad......
3 Posted 17/04/2016 at 07:42:53
4 Posted 17/04/2016 at 07:54:40
How refreshing to see Davies and Connolly looking the part. The biggest crime this season is not bringing McAleny into the fold and persisting with Kone.
5 Posted 17/04/2016 at 08:03:41
Is Pennington available?
Not looking forward to this week.....but you never know.
7 Posted 17/04/2016 at 08:37:08
Whoever we put in at right back against Man Utd now is going to be targeted as it will be perceived as a weak link, whether Oviedo, Lennon or Connolly.
I'm inclined to think, hey, why not Callum? As they say, if you're good enough you're old enough, he won't be scarred from being involved in the previous insipid performances this season, and I'm sure he'll get a massive confidence boost from the faith being shown in him. If Lennon is fit, he'll also have an experienced winger in front of him who will run all day long and help him out in defence.
8 Posted 17/04/2016 at 08:59:05
Could argue that Martinez may well have rested Coleman yesterday, played Oviedo right back and given Galloway left back (what's happened to that lad?)
Pointless now, I've given up hope for the next two games.
10 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:06:54
Worse still, with the various injuries, it offers Martinez some excuses for his abject failure. But this is Everton. Who knows what will happen on Wednesday and Saturday?
11 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:16:42
12 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:18:19
13 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:19:00
14 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:20:00
15 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:40:39
Loose both games?? Past caring? Maybe this current shit is bad but for fuck sake there will be 30-odd thousand blues travelling to Wembley who have it in their hearts that Everton will win. If you're past caring, why do you waste your time logging onto TW just to point that out and then add that Everton are going to loose??
Your relationship with Everton is not a marriage, you can't get a divorce just because you feel it's going a bit tits up. You and Everton Football Club are set in stone and you must feel something other than "Fuck it, we are going to loose, I don't care, blah, blah, blah".
If you have a ticket for Wembley, mate, I suggest you sell it to a blue who really does care and will support Everton to victory.
16 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:49:43
Richard, I will have your ticket, if you have one. Name your price.
17 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:58:47
18 Posted 17/04/2016 at 09:59:13
20 Posted 17/04/2016 at 10:03:47
Well done Richard you've woken me up. I admit it's looking grim but the Derby and the FA Cup are somewhat different games than yesterday's dire affair against Southampton and honestly, I'm not going to Wembley with massive confidence but I'm not certain we will lose either.
Mike, I sense a dogs of war scenario here. Your spot on re shaking us all up a bit tbh. I'm intending to bellow like a mad person throughout the semi, getting right behind the team, whoever is out out and however young and inexperienced they are. I may end up disappointed but in a strange way I'm a bit more relaxed about things right now.
The club is in a mess, we have dithered when decisive action was needed to change the manager at least a year or even just six months ago. It didn't happen and we are in the process of throwing away a bright future unless changes are made.
But it isn't happening tomorrow. Martinez is here until at least next Sunday, possibly until 23rd May and who knows, he may still be here on 14th August is Bill has his way.
But Mike, your rallying call is what's needed now. There's bugger all left for us but to summon up some optimism from somewhere, assume the underdogs persona with a degree of bravado even relish!
We are Everton so let's hope we have seven games left in this shite season and get stuck in behind the team, we e been here before and we can make a difference however tough things are for a suddenly injury ravaged squad lacking confidence. Maybe we can give them something back by showing support which may flatter but simply reflects what as supporters we are all about.
21 Posted 17/04/2016 at 10:20:47
22 Posted 17/04/2016 at 10:22:53
Some people say things out of frustration and I fully understand yours. I've even said it to myself a few times and I am sure a lot of Evertonians have said the same, without actually printing it.
Just try and switch off to Everton and see how long it will last.... The urge to sneak a peak at the results will become compulsive, no matter how bad they become. Just like that of a compulsive gambler, or chronic alcoholic trying to give up their respective vices.
We just have to ride the storm, encourage the team, and don't forget â€“ we are in an FA Cup Semi Final! It can be done â€“ look at Leicester! They were lower than us!
23 Posted 17/04/2016 at 10:41:18
24 Posted 17/04/2016 at 11:02:05
25 Posted 17/04/2016 at 11:26:09
26 Posted 17/04/2016 at 11:31:41
27 Posted 17/04/2016 at 12:47:00
28 Posted 17/04/2016 at 13:49:23
29 Posted 17/04/2016 at 14:19:40
If he puts a close to full strength team out at Anfield, I will crack up. I see Klopp has played close to a reserve line up for their game today (and they are currently winning 0-2 ?). They don't even have a semi final this weekend.
I have very little hope now of winning either game. I expect a 5-0 thrashing as Anfield and something similar against Man Utd. The one consolation is Martinez will be gone soon after the semi-final.
30 Posted 17/04/2016 at 14:28:29
31 Posted 17/04/2016 at 14:46:09
Coleman also can't put a decent ball down the line for Deulofeu or Lennon to run on to. I'm not saying Connolly is the answer but I think Coleman should be one player we're looking to move on in the summer. He's too limited.
32 Posted 17/04/2016 at 14:55:58
33 Posted 17/04/2016 at 15:00:56
This derby match is going to be the most predictable outcome in a Mersey derby since the early 80s when they would win them by whatever scoreline the felt like.
34 Posted 17/04/2016 at 15:50:56
Mattioni is it?
35 Posted 17/04/2016 at 16:38:20
36 Posted 17/04/2016 at 17:13:55
As we have have at present no natural replacement.
Obviously with Tyias Browning being out for virtually the whole season, and Byram choosing to go to West Ham there will be the need to play someone out of position probably Stones.
I don't fancy Oviedo, as since his horrific injury, I don't think he's been the same player. Seems to have lost a yard of pace. Also, defending isn't his best suit.
Martinez should have given more game time to Pennington who is now out out on loan to Walsall.
38 Posted 17/04/2016 at 17:30:16
Chances are this clown Martinez will keep more players rested for the Derby match not understanding how important it is to the dies hard Blues fans. Martinez will simply say the Derby match is a nothing game but the Cup game is.
Anyway, this week will likely be the culmination of a lousy season of mismanagement, underachieving and disappointment. Hopefully one hopes for the best but watching the team since Christmas has given us all no cause for optimism this coming week.
They have generally been very pedestrian and predictable in a way that most opposition have found easy to play against.
39 Posted 17/04/2016 at 18:06:56
40 Posted 17/04/2016 at 18:20:22
41 Posted 17/04/2016 at 19:00:36
There's a Brazilian international somewhere at the club who's never appeared anywhere near the first team. There's also a bunch of kids who could do a job, but playing them in two of the biggest games of the season is a risk.
42 Posted 17/04/2016 at 20:53:12
43 Posted 17/04/2016 at 21:24:45
44 Posted 17/04/2016 at 21:32:15
45 Posted 17/04/2016 at 21:38:25
Galloway seems to have suffered a huge loss in form since he was in the first team.
I watched the last couple of U21 games and he was absolutely awful, the worst player on the pitch by a mile.
I think Dowell is the most skillful with Liam Walsh, Joe Williams and Tom Davies also looking good prospects.
46 Posted 17/04/2016 at 22:16:35
47 Posted 17/04/2016 at 22:21:50
48 Posted 17/04/2016 at 22:25:39
Rashford was, by all accounts, crap, lazy and Ross-like in Man Utd's U21s.... look at him now.
Galloway should never have been dropped back in; it will ruin him in the long run. He should always be a first-team player.
49 Posted 17/04/2016 at 22:57:38
I believe it's Felipe Mattioni you're referring to. I had high hopes for him to be the RB cover we were after, but alas, he's been sent back to us (from Doncaster) after getting injured yet again.
50 Posted 17/04/2016 at 23:04:25
"Still think he can be lazy. If he wasn't, what a player he could be."
You talking about Coleman? Taking the piss. He's one of the only ones who busts a gut every game. Ridiculous comment.
51 Posted 17/04/2016 at 23:52:20
But in trying to look for positives I came up with this.... It's probably better the Derby isn't at Goodison because we've been awful at home all season, Surely a derby & a cup semi are enough to spark something in this team that we all know is there and perhaps the lowering in expectations going to Anfield can somehow be a positive. The last few times we've gone there I've felt as if the pressure of trying to get our 1st win there since 99 got to the players (especially the 4-0 defeat) and anything can happen in a cup game. Let's face it this isn't the Man U of old. They are poor. We just need to be less poor than they are and hopefully we can get through.
So let's get behind the team and forget your feelings towards RM for one week because like it or not he is our manager right now & nothing could cheer me up as regards Everton more than winning at Anfield and Phil Jagielka lifting the FA Cup at Wembley on 21st of May. We haven't won anything in 21 years so put the negativity aside for now and let's grasp this opportunity we have and let the rest take care of itself in the summer.
52 Posted 18/04/2016 at 06:36:18
Another example of the Everton pension scheme. Do not come back with the words "He's been a good servant to the club." Yes... whilst being paid millions.
I watched the Sunday Supplement on Sky TV yesterday; even the football journalists have no Idea what this manager is talking about. The clown is an embarrassment to the club. Get rid ASAP.
53 Posted 18/04/2016 at 14:56:37
I reckon he's just made up to be off the field and has an excuse for when the flack and retribution hits from the Derby and Semi.
I bet the others are pissed off he got in before them!
54 Posted 18/04/2016 at 15:04:32
I thought most felt the young kid had a good game when he replaced Shay on Saturday, so why not give him a baptism of fire? But Roberto blooding kids is just another myth about him, isn't it?
55 Posted 19/04/2016 at 00:36:23
Potentially a huge loss for us with no-one else at the club having come through to really compete with what he consistently gives to the team in defence and attack. The thought of Coutinho having an easy ride on Wednesday makes me feel sick. Hopefully someone will take the opportunity and shine for at least the next two games.
56 Posted 19/04/2016 at 00:42:02
57 Posted 20/04/2016 at 06:36:06
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