Crystal Palace vs Everton
Venue: Selhurst Park
David Unsworth takes charge of Everton once again as the Toffees are yet to find a new manager to take charge of the struggling Merseyside squad. The Blues travel to London to play an out of form Crystal Palace, with the recently appointed Roy Hodgson yet to truly turn around the Eagles fortunes.
With one win so far this season Palace will be looking to close the gap between 19th place and themselves. With only four points so far Hodgson’s men look likely to be in a relegation battle by the end of the season.
If they are to beat Everton they will have to do so without out Jordan Mutch, Patrick van Aarnolt and Lee Chung-Yong. Reuben Loftus-Cheek is also a doubt after having back spasms and having his game against Brazil cut short earlier in the week with a 34th minute substitution.
Target man Christian Benteke is eligible for selection this week after a knee injury kept the Belgian out for seven weeks.
Everton’s Tom Davies is ready to play after a minor injury. Kevin Mirallas and Morgan Schneiderlin may also feature despite not being picked for their last fixture. However, rumours that the pair were sent home early from training has been dismissed.Embed from Getty Images
However, Everton remain without key players. Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy all remain on the injury list.
This fixture could be a surprise package this weekend. With both teams wanting to take the three points for different reasons, the game could be open and fans could see goals with both sets of fans itching to see their teams string together a run of good form.
Written by Dom Holt.