PIERRE-EMILE Hojbjerg could return to the bench on Thursday, but Moussa Djenepo has been ruled out of action.

Hojbjerg's missed the wins against Watford and Man City after picking up a knock during the club's defeat to Arsenal.

Djenepo, on the other hand, returned from his three-game suspension for the City match but wasn't brought on by Ralph Hasenhuttl.

And the Mali international will now miss Thursday's tie against Everton at Goodison Park.

"It's a calf injury, so Moussa's out," Hasenhuttl confirmed.

"Jannik would also not make it until Thursday with his quad injury. Sofiane is also out still. Yan Valery with a muscle injury is also out.

"So you see this first two, three weeks have also had an impact in our players.

"Pierre can be an option for the bench, that is quite possible. And, yeah, the rest we will have a look."