It appears that Everton only have one player who is likely to be called away for duty at the African Cup of Nations in the New Year.

The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, and will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022, ut players are expected to leave their clubs on 3 January. The only Everton player to be called up ins Alex Iwobi, for Nigeria.

The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in June and July 2021 but the CAF announced on 15 January 2020 that, due to unfavourable climatic conditions during this period, the tournament would take place from 9 January to 6 February 2021.

On 30 June 2020, the CAF moved the tournament for the second time to January 2022 following the effects of the CovidD-19 pandemic across the continent, whilst retaining the name "2021 Africa Cup of Nations" for sponsorship purposes.

Algeria are the defending champions, having won the Cup in 2019.