Everton star Richarlison injury update after x-rated tackle from Manchester United rival

Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during a match between Uruguay and Brazil as part of South American Qualifiers for World Cup FIFA Qatar 2022 at Centenario Stadium on November 17, 2020 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Richarlison is confident he will be fit to face Fulham and make a first Everton appearance in over a month.

The 23-year-old was the subject of an x-rated challenge from Manchester United striker Edison Cavani on Tuesday night.

A VAR review decided Cavani should be sent off for the stamp on Richarlison's ankle as Brazil took on Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.

Richarlison expects to be fit for the trip to Craven Cottage on Sunday, despite the challenge.

The forward has missed Everton's last three matches because of suspension but was hoping the enforced lay-off would allow him to return to club action in a fully fit condition, after an ankle injury had dogged him since the end of September.

Richarlison was not 100% fit when he played in the Merseyside derby on October 17. The £35m man was sent off in the final minute for a lunge on Liverpool midfielder Thiago.

But despite being on the receiving end of a crude challenge on Tuesday night, he remains confident he will be fit to play in West London on Sunday.

Richarlison is due back at the club's Finch Farm training ground in the next 24-36 hours.

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