Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has returned from the African Nations Cup
Gueye, 27, was arguably Everton's best player in the first half of the season but, after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, is no longer guaranteed a starting berth.
While he was away, the Toffees signed Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United, while academy youngster Tom Davies seized his chance with some impressive displays.
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Romelu Lukaku has revealed his dream five-a-side football team from players he has played with during his career, and no Everton stars make the cut
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Romelu Lukaku reveals his dream five-a-side team, featuring no Everton stars!
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I'm ready to play again and I'm looking forward to it
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye
He told Everton's official website: "There's really good quality, tough competition but good competition which is good for the team.
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"It's [Schneiderlin's arrival] a really good signing for us and training has gone well so far.
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"I don't know if the gaffer will put me on the pitch and play with him or with another player.
"It's not a problem, we are a team and everybody deserves to play.
"I'm not surprised about Tom. He's shown it on the pitch when we train and he has a lot of talent.
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"The form is good for the team. I watched us on TV when I was away and we played well, won games and that's good for us."Now I'm ready to play again and I'm looking forward to it."Original Article