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February 2, 2013 11:00 PM SGT
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Everton - Aston Villa Preview: Villans eyeing first win since December

The fixture pits two teams with different ambitions, with the Toffees targeting a top four finish whilst the visitors attempt to pull themselves out of the bottom three

By John Christodoulou

EPL - West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa, Christian Benteke
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON

Howard
Neville, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines
Mirallas, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar
Anichebe, Jelavic

 ASTON VILLA

Guzan
Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett
N'Zogbia, Westwood, Ireland
Weimann, Agbonlahor
Benteke


Seamus Coleman (thigh) and Tony Hibbert (calf) are still unavailable for selection for David Moyes, however Darron Gibson is available after recovering from a groin injury and coming off the bench in the victory over West Brom.

Richard Dunne could return for the Villans and should prove a welcome boost for Paul Lambert’s defensively frail side. However they will still be without the injured Marc Albrighton and Chris Herd (both foot), Gary Gardner (knee), while Fabian Delph is a doubt with an ankle injury.

Lambert could also call upon the services of new signing Yacouba Sylla, the £2 million January signing from Clermont Foot will hopefully provide some more steel to the Villa midfield.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Aston Villa have not won a Premier League game since the December 15 when they beat Liverpool 3-1.
  • The Villans have only won two points from a possible 21 in their last seven games.
  • Lamberts men have failed to score in ten league games, more than any other team in the top flight.
  • Villa have also conceded 44 goals, more than any other Premier League club this season.
  • Everton have the joint third best defensive record in the league alongside Swansea, but bettered by Manchester City and Chelsea.
  • Marouane Fellaini has committed the most fouls in the Premier League with 47, while Steven Pienaar is the most fouled player, having been felled 52 times.
  • The last time these two clubs met, Everton ran out comfortable winners with a 3-1 victory.


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Available Squads
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
4John HeitingaDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
11Kevin MirallasStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
34Shane DuffyDefender
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
18Phil NevilleDefender
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
4Ron VlaarDefender
6Ciaran ClarkDefender
3Joseph BennettDefender
34Matthew LowtonDefender
8Karim El AhmadiMidfielder
-Charles N'ZogbiaMidfielder
15Ashley WestwoodMidfielder
11Gabriel AgbonlahorStriker
20C. BentekeStriker
10Andreas WeimannStriker
31Shay GivenGoalkeeper
2Nathan BakerDefender
14Brett HolmanMidfielder
18Yacouba SyllaMidfielder
39Darren BentStriker
21Jordan Nathaniel BoweryStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
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29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
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20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
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Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
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Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
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15 0