The Toffees have had a positive start to their Premier League campaign despite losing their opening game, while their opponents are rooted to the bottom of the table
Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines
Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Drenthe
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Shorey
Thomas, Mulumbu, Scharner, Morrison
Everton boss David Moyes has to make do without Victor Anichebe, who sustained a groin injury during Nigeria's clash against Madagascar during the international break. The forward is not expected to return until December. The Scot has everyone else available for the League Cup tie at Goodison Park.
He may choose to continue ignoring Louis Saha as the pair have had a difficult relationship in recent times, and could field Apostolos Vellios up front after the Greek scored in the win over Wigan.
Roy Hodgson might very well field a strong squad for this one, since his players are at the bottom of the Premier League and a victory over the Merseyside club might raise morale.
Gabriel Tamas is suspended for this fixture after accepting a charge of violent conduct concerning an incident involving James Vaughan during the game against Norwich City.
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- Everton have never won the League Cup in their history, but were runners-up in 1977 and 1984.
- The Toffees have won four cup games against these opponents, but have also lost four against them.
- In all competitions, however, the Merseysiders have a very slight advantage, having beaten the Baggies 61 times while losing on 57 occasions.
- West Bromwich Albion are currently at the bottom of the Premier League, whereas the hosts have had a relatively decent start to their campaign and are in seventh place - having played a game less than all other teams except Tottenham.
- The Baggies had their solitary League Cup triumph in 1966. They came close again in 1967 and 1970, but fell to a defeat in the final on both occasions.
- In cup games, West Brom have scored nine goals against Everton, conceding 12 times in the process.