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  • January 27, 2012
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 25300
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FA Cup Preview: Everton - Fulham

FA Cup Preview: Everton - Fulham

David Moyes' men have struggled at home this season, but hold a good record over the west Londoners, having beaten them 10 times on Merseyside in the Premier League

PROBABLE LINEUPS
EVERTON

Howard
Neville, Duffy, Heitinga, Baines
Gibson, Fellaini
Donovan, Cahill, Drenthe
Anichebe
FULHAM

Stockdale
Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise
Dempsey, Sidwell, Murphy, Duff
Ruiz, Zamora
David Moyes could make a few changes from the Everton side that disappointingly drew 1-1 with Blackburn at the weekend. Royston Drenthe is in line to return to the starting XI, while Jack Rodwell could overcome a hamstring strain in time to feature.
 
Ireland Under-21 international Shane Duffy is also set to deputize in central defense once again, with Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka both out injured. Leon Osman is out due to a knee problem.
 
Fulham is likely to retain most of the side that hammered in-form Newcastle United 5-2 at the weekend, but Moussa Dembele and Dickson Etuhu could return from respective injuries, with Steve Sidwell also facing a race to be fit.
 
Mark Schwarzer is still a week or two away from returning to action, while Zdenek Grygera remains the only long-term absentee for Martin Jol.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton has a 100 percent home record against Fulham in the Premier League, beating it on all 10 meetings between the clubs at Goodison.
  • The Toffees have the historical upper hand over Fulham, winning 24 of their 54 meetings. The west London side is trailing with 18.
  • David Moyes' side beat the Cottagers 3-1 away earlier in the season, in a select group of sides to have won there along with Manchester United and Tottenham
  • Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey (right) is going in search of a third hat-trick in all competitions this month.
  • The first of those three-goal hauls came against Charlton in the third-round of the FA Cup. Everton meanwhile saw off Tamworth to progress.
  • Fulham has scored the least amount of goals on the its travels in the league this season, with just seven.
  • The American has already broken his seasonal goals record for Fulham (13), with 15 goals in all competitions so this in this campaign.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Everton

Fulham

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Everton FC EVE
Everton FC Everton
Draw
Fulham FC FUL
Fulham FC Fulham
41%
20%
39%

Top 3 Predictions

Everton FC EVE
1 - 2
Fulham FC FUL
Everton FC EVE
2 - 1
Fulham FC FUL
Everton FC EVE
1 - 1
Fulham FC FUL

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