Everton vs Bournemouth at Carrow Road on Wednesday evening knowing that point is running out for them to tug off the good escape they have to avoid relegation.
The Canaries were soundly beaten by Southampton in their first match back after lockdown,
whereas Everton returned with a goalless draw against Liverpool within the Merseyside derby.
The Toffees enter this one with less recovery time than Norwich, having held Merseyside rivals Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton might be a really different side to the one the Canaries beat 2-0 back in November,
Todd Cantwell and Dennis Srbeny on the score sheet against Marco Silva’s outfit that day.
After a 5-2 defeat to Liverpool in early December, Everton parted ways with Silva,
Duncan Ferguson taking up as caretaker manager for 3 games altogether competitions until Ancelotti’s appointment.
Everton crucially became harder to beat under Ancelotti, and now sit twelfth within the Premier League at the time of writing.
Indeed, only Aston Villa have shipped more goals on their travels in 2019-20, so Norwich’s struggles ahead of goal will come as welcome news to Ancelotti and co.
Despite that defensive record, Everton are going to be favourites to return out on top at Carrow Road for the primary time since October 2004, having did not win any of their last four visits.
Everton vs Bournemouth Team News
Norwich should have Marco Stiepermann back available after he returned to training last week following a positive coronavirus test.
However, Farke confirmed before the Southampton match that Grant Hanley,
Christoph Zimmermann and Sam Byram will all miss the rest of the season.
Everton even have fitness concerns, with as many as six players expected to miss Wednesday’s game through injury.
Yerry Mina and Theo Walcott won’t be back in action until next month, while Djibril Sidibe missed the Merseyside derby thanks to
a knock and should not recover in time to feature during this game thanks to the fast three-day turnaround.
Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain long-term absentees, while Fabian Delph is additionally expected to miss out thanks to a muscular problem.
Ancelotti handed youngster Anthony Gordon his Premier League debut within the derby, but he might be replaced by the experienced Gylfi Sigurdsson for this contest.
Everton vs Bournemouth Line Up
Norwich possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis; Buendia, McLean, Trybull, Cantwell; Pukki, Drmic
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Iwobi, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Everton vs Bournemouth H2H
There are 60 meetings between Norwich and Everton altogether competitions since 1972 – 18 Norwich wins, 18 draws, and 24 Everton wins.
Last time we played the Toffees at Carrow Road, the Premier League game led to a 1-1 draw because of goals from Romelu
Lukaku and Wes Hoolahan. Take our quiz to ascertain if you’ll name the town squad from that game!
Everton haven’t beaten City at Carrow Road since October 2004.
Date, time and venue
Everton vs Bournemouth is scheduled for a 6pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Carrow Road. with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch Everton vs Bournemouth
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels with coverage from 5pm, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
The match is also available via Sky One and via Pick TV, Sky’s free-to-air channel.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
4:00pm, Sunday 26th July 2020.