Fellaini setback hits Toffees for six

The 22-year-old was hurt playing in Belgium’s Euro 2012 qualifier

against Austria in midweek. The injury is a fresh setback for

Fellaini, who missed the final three months of last season after

damaging ankle ligaments in a Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

Toffees manager David Moyes said: “It is a very big blow because he

is an important player for us.” Liverpool, coincidentally are

Everton’s next opponents at Goodison Park on Sunday. Defender Phil

Jagielka is also unlikely to feature after suffering a hamstring

injury in training with England. Moyes added: “He is not as bad as

we first thought but it may just come too quick for him – that is

the way it is looking at this moment in time.” Louis Saha, who has

been out since August with a calf problem, is also unlikely to

return. The new injuries came in the same week youngster Ross

Barkley, who has been on the bench for the last four games, broke a