Dušan Tadić is likely to miss Southampton’s clash with Everton, but manager Claude Puel is confident captain José Fonte will be available.
Saints host the Toffees on Sunday afternoon, as former boss Ronald Koeman makes his return to St Mary’s.
José i believe can play.claude puel
Puel did not have Tadić or Fonte available for the UEFA Europa League defeat at Sparta Praha on Thursday night, but says both players will be assessed today.
However, he has far more hope on Fonte, who was absent with a foot injury, than he does with Tadić, who is still recovering from a broken nose.
“Tadić we are going to see today if he can train,” said Puel. "Normally I think that it is not possible, because his injury was a bad injury and it’s a problem for us.
“José we will see this afternoon if he can participate on Sunday.
“José I believe can play, but Dušan no. Now he’s two weeks without a training session and at the moment it is difficult for him."