Premier League Preview: Everton - Norwich City
The Blues face a tough prospect in Paul Lambert's confident Canaries, as they come into the match on the back of victory over a high-flying Newcastle United side.
By David Lynch
Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines
Coleman, Cahill, Neville, Fellaini, Osman
Naughton, Martin, Barnett, Tierney
Bennett, Crofts, Hoolahan, Johnson, Pilkington
The club is unlikely to have Royston Drenthe back in time for this clash and should continue with a similar side to that which faced the Gunners. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov may drop to the bench in place of the energetic Leon Osman, if the latter recovers from a hamstring problem.
Norwich took the unusual step of fielding two forwards against a makeshift Newcastle backline but should revert to its traditional formation away from home.
That means Grant Holt could drop out leaving Steve Morison as the lone striking outlet.
Elsewhere, Zak Whitbread is likely to drop out of the heart of defense to allow Leon Barnett back into the lineup.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- These two sides last faced each other at Goodison Park in February 2005, with Everton running out 1-0 winners.
- Everton has won 16 previous league clashes with the Canaries, with 13 ending in draws and another 13 in a Norwich victory.
- This game marks Paul Lambert's 300th career game in management.
- The former Colchester boss will be hoping to welcome that landmark by avoiding his 100th defeat as a manager.
- Both managers once played for Glasgow giant Celtic.
- They also both hail from the city.
Top 3 Predictions
Everton 2-1 Norwich City
- 17.41 %
Everton 2-0 Norwich City
- 14.29 %
Everton 1-0 Norwich City
- 12.95 %
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