Everton are going to be looking to stretch their unbeaten run within the Premier League to 5 matches once they welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Toffees came from two goals behind to beat Watford 3-2 at Vicarage Road last weekend, but Palace lost reception to Sheffield United to form it six league games without a win.
England’s top flight will stage four matches of this weekend and 6 the subsequent weekend to offer squads the prospect for a mid-season rest.
The Toffees welcome Palace to Goodison Park amid the simplest run of their season – only one defeat in 10 –
while Palace have enduring a polar opposite run with only one win in 10.
Palace have felt relatively comfortable all season but another defeat this weekend will have them looking over their shoulders throughout their day off .
Had it not been for the stoppage-time implosion against Newcastle Carlo Ancelotti would be seeking his fourth win in four home matches as Everton manager.
Having overseen the club’s first comeback victory within the Premier League for over two years last weekend,
however, and with 10 men at Watford, he had no complaints over the response.
Palace lack that momentum, with no wins in 2020, only three victories within the last 17 league games
and an underwhelming transfer window fuelling frustration around Selhurst Park, yet only three points separate these sides.
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Everton vs Crystal Palace Team News
Everton will again be without the services of long-term absentees Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes,
while fellow midfielder Fabian Delph is suspended following his red card against Watford last weekend.
Ancelotti has no other concerns heading into the competition , though, and there aren’t expected to be too many changes to the side that started against Watford.
Morgan Schneiderlin could are available for Delph in midfield,
but Theo Walcott, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison are all expected to stay their spots within the final third.
As for Palace, on-loan striker Cenk Tosun, who is carrying a hamstring issue, are going to be unavailable to face his parent club,
but Hodgson’s squad is looking tons healthier following a series of issues in recent weeks.
Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke and Patrick van Aanholt are all available following spells on the sidelines,
although Jeffrey Schlupp and Mamadou Sakho are still on the treatment table.
Wilfried Zaha may be a certain starter during a wide area, but there might be a change in midfield
with Cheikhou Kouyate pushing for a return, potentially in situ of James McCarthy.
Everton midfielder Fabian Delph misses the visit of Crystal Palace as he serves a one-match suspension after his red card at Watford last weekend.
Crystal Palace forward Cenk Tosun, on-loan from Everton, are going to be ineligible to face his parent club on Saturday, but would are unavailable anyway with a hamstring injury.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Line Up
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Ayew, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha; Benteke
Everton vs Crystal Palace H2H
Everton are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (W4 D6), keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three.
Four of Crystal Palace’s five Premier League wins against Everton are at Goodison Park (80%), though their last win there was in September 2014.
At no side have they won more Premier League away games as they need against the Toffees (also 4 vs Leicester).
After losing eight of their last 11 Premier League games under Marco Silva (W2 D1),
Everton have lost only one of their last 10 under Duncan Ferguson/Carlo Ancelotti (W5 D4).
Indeed, only Liverpool (30) have won more points over their last 10 Premier League games than Everton (19).
How to follow Everton vs Crystal Palace
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate with coverage starting from 12pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.