Everton boss David Moyes has endured a miserable season on Merseyside and the news does not get any better as midfielder Marouane Fellaini is ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. The Belgium international will undergo surgery next Monday after aggravating the injury in Saturday's Premier League win over Sunderland.
The 23 year old, club record signing missed the FA Cup fifth-round loss to Reading on Tuesday night at Goodison Park and Moyes confirmed the news after the game.
The Scot said: "Marouane is going to be out for the season now, he will have an operation on Monday."
It is the second successive year an ankle injury has brought a premature end to Fellaini's season.