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  • February 2, 2013
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Premier League Preview: Everton - Aston Villa

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

  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). Fabian Delph is a doubt with an ankle injury.

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

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Aston Villa has not won a Premier League game since Dec. 15 when it 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 10 league games, more than any other team in the top flight.
  • Villa has also conceded 44 goals, more than any other Premier League club this season.
  • Everton has 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. Steven Pienaar is the most fouled player, having been felled 52 times.
  • The last time these two clubs met, Everton ran out a comfortable 3-1 victory.

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Available Squads
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
5John 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
-Phil NevilleMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
4Ron VlaarDefender
6Ciaran ClarkDefender
29Joseph BennettDefender
34Matthew LowtonDefender
8Karim El AhmadiMidfielder
-Charles N'ZogbiaMidfielder
15Ashley WestwoodMidfielder
11Gabriel AgbonlahorStriker
20C. BentekeStriker
10Andreas WeimannStriker
31Shay GivenGoalkeeper
2Nathan BakerDefender
14Brett HolmanMidfielder
33Yacouba SyllaMidfielder
39Darren BentStriker
21Jordan Nathaniel BoweryStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker

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