Roy Hodgson will want his side to continue their impressive run of seven points from three matches, while adding to their seven goals at the Hawthorns, the fewest in the League
Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey
Brunt, Scharner, Dorrans, Thomas
Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines
Osman, Neville, Heitinga, Drenthe
Youssouf Mulumbu is missing for West Brom with a groin strain but there is good news for Roy Hodgson with James Morrison fit again after missing the last two games through knee/hamstring injuries, although he may not be thrown straight back into the starting line-up, so Graham Dorrans could be handed a start.
Steven Reid is out with his ankle/knee injury but Somen Tchoyi returns to the squad having missed the past three games due to family reasons.
Marouane Fellaini will miss the trip for Everton with an adductor strain, but Jack Rodwell, who has missed most of the past month with a hamstring strain, could be set to return after training this week.
Seamus Coleman has a thigh injury and Landon Donovan is not yet eligible to play for the Toffees.
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- West Brom did the double over Everton last year with a 1-0 home win coming on the back of a 4-1 win at Goodison Park. In 2005 West Brom also registered a 4-0 win at home.
- However, while the Baggies have won four away games this term, they have only won twice at The Hawthorns so far, losing five times at home.
- Paul Scharner has scored five of his 20 Premier League goals against Everton.
- Last year the two matches between the sides saw three red cards with Mikel Arteta, Youssouf Mulumbu and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov all receiving their marching orders, although Mulumbu scored in both matches.
- No Everton player has scored more than three goals this season, with Leighton Baines (pictured right) joining Leon Osman and Apostolos Vellios on that total. For West Brom, Shane Long has five league goals and Peter Odemwingie has four.
- Everton have won three of their eight away matches and have only conceded 10 goals on the road.
- They have not beaten any of the sides who are currently in the top half of the table.
- A win against ninth-placed West Brom would see them leapfrog the Baggies.
- The Toffees have won once in their last five matches with a tally of three goals scored and four conceded.
- Everton have 62 all-time wins to West Brom’s 57, but at the Hawthorns they have struggled, the Baggies boasting 38 league wins compared to just 16 for Everton, with 17 ending as draws.
- Everton have already beaten West Brom this season after winning in the third round of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory secured in extra-time at Goodison Park. Chris Brunt scored a penalty just before the hour mark but Marouane Fellaini levelled the score right at the end and Phil Neville scored a 103rd minute winner.