Frank Lampard confirms one Everton starter and provides Donny van de Beek injury update

Vitaliy Mykolenko is set to feature for Everton against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup fifth round amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Vitaliy Mykolenko will start Everton’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Boreham Wood.

The left-back has had to deal with his homeland Ukraine being invaded by Russia last week.

Mykolenko was emotional before the Toffees’ 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the weekend - as fans inside Goodison Park rallied behind him and compatriot Oleksandr Zinchenko.

He also recently hit out at the Russian national team for keeping quiet about the invasion.

But the 22-year-old - who arrived from Dynamo Kiev in January - will be handed a chance from the outset tomorrow.

Everton boss Lampard said: “He will play tomorrow. That was a decision I’d made regardless of the outside situation, purely a football decision.

“Of course, you have to be aware of the life decision for him. He will play and we’ll see about any kind of gesture, but there is a gesture it’s the fact he’s starting the game.

“It feels like training and potentially playing is a relief for him. The conversations I’ve had with him remain private because they are delicate.

“We’re giving him all of the support and I’m sure he feels that from our end. He’s also a new player. There are so many things that have happened to him, not only coming to a new country.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Vitaliy Mykolenko chat during Everton 0-1 Manchester City. Credit: Getty.

The midfielder is cup-tied regardless as he’s already represented Manchester United in the competition this season.

Fellow January signings Dele Alli and Anwar El Ghazi are also ineligible.

Still, van de Beek’s problem isn’t serious and he should be available for Monday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

Lampard said: “Donny is fine. He’s been training this week.”

Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be absent with an adductor injury.

Ben Godfrey (hamstring) and Fabian Delph (thigh) have both been spotted training out on the grass but won’t be ready to feature yet.

Yerry Mina (quad) is a long-term casualty and Tom Davies (hamstring) is ruled out for the rest of the season.