ClaretandHugh is this afternoon hearing rumours that the Ecuadorian striker picked up a knock from the Aston Villa clash from which he has not fully recovered.
And it is likely that along with Diafra Sakho, Stewart Downing and Winston Reid he will face a fitness test ahead of the game against Everton at the weekend.
Manager Sam Allardyce admitted in his press conference that Sakho and Downing were both doubts and Reid too can be added to the list after www.physioroom.com revealed his may not make the match.
Valencia, however, comes as a surprise and we were told that his chances of making the game rested on the fitness test and that he was rated fifty/fifty.
However, the manager has given a thumbs-up to Andy Carroll’s fitness who now looks set to start against The Toffees.