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J. McGinn
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A. Iwobi
S. Coleman
J. Grealish
Bertrand Traoré
G. Sigurðsson
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Bertrand Traoré
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 502 362
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Both sides are back in action this weekend. Everton host already relegated Sheffield United, while Villa travel to Crystal Palace.
It finishes honours even at Villa Park, where Aston Villa and Everton have played out a goalless draw. The visitors miss out on the chance to climb into the European places and close the gap on the top four. But for Villa, that is a record-equalling 15th clean sheet in the Premier League this season.
90' + 6' Panic over for the hosts as both players are back on their feet, albeit Mings continues to limp around in these final stages.
90' + 4' A concern for Villa as Mings collided with Martinez when making that vital intervention. Both players have stayed down are in need of medical attention.
90' + 2' Great clearance! Richarlison fizzes the ball across the area towards the far post, where Calvert-Lewin is waiting for an almost certain tap-in. However, Mings races back and makes up vital ground, before sliding in to clear the danger in the nick of time.
90' + 1' We are into the first of three additional minutes at the end of this game.
J. McGinn
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90' McGinn is booked for dragging back Gomes and preventing a potential counter.
89' Mings is a lucky boy! The Villa defender's foot was high as he caught Calvert-Lewin with his studs. But despite a VAR check, he escapes without any punishment. You have seen red cards given for a let less in all fairness.
88' Calvert-Lewin has been lethal in the air this season. In fact, he has scored seven headers in the Premier League this term; more than any other player.
87' GOOD SAVE! Martinez comes to Villa's rescue. The goalkeeper demonstrates brilliant reflexes to keep out Calvert-Lewin's powerful header at the far post.
85' Should Villa not concede, Martinez would equal a club record of keeping 15 clean sheets in a Premier League season. That last goalkeeper to do that for Villa was Brad Friedel in 2009-10.
83' Good defending by Godfrey as Grealish looks to threaten. The Everton defender stays on his feet and forces the Villa skipper away from goal before reinforcements arrive.
81' Grealish aggrieved as Doucoure blocks off his run on the edge of the box, only for the referee not to award a free-kick. The Villa skipper is not too happy with the official as a result.
79' We are still goalless as we head into the final 10 minutes at Villa Park. Can either side find a winner or are we set for a stalemate?
77' Good block! Richarlison gets away down the right and shows great awareness to pick out Gomes on the edge of the box. But Elmohamady is well-placed to block the Portugal international's first-time shot.
A. Iwobi
S. Coleman
75' Alex Iwobi is introduced for Everton in place of Coleman.
73' Grealish immediately involved with a gliding run before feeding Targett down the left. The full-back's cross is met by El Ghazi, but he cannot connect cleanly with the ball.
J. Grealish
Bertrand Traoré
72' The moment that all Villa fans have been waiting for as Grealish returns to action. Traore makes way.
69' Gomes with a chance of an immediate impact. The substitute is well-found by Richarlison on the edge of the box but after cleverly cutting back onto his left foot, he sends his shot high into the stand.
André Gomes
G. Sigurðsson
67' Everton also turn to the bench with Andre Gomes replacing Sigurdsson.
J. Ramsey
R. Barkley
65' No Grealish yet, but Jacob Ramsey is coming on for Villa in place of Barkley.
63' There is activity on the Villa bench as Smith signals for Grealish to warm up. We could soon see the long-awaited return of the skipper.
61' El Ghazi whips a fierce free-kick towards goal, which Pickford beats away to safety. From the resulting corner, the ball comes to Traore, but his first-time shot is always rising.
59' From a Villa corner, a route to goal almost opens up for McGinn. However, the Scotland international is unable to get a clean strike away and Everton block.
57' Aston Villa-Everton is the most-played match in English league history. In fact, this is the 206th such meeting between the sides.
G. Sigurðsson
Yellow Card
55' Sigurdsson pulls back Luiz to prevent him from countering and goes into the book.
54' Villa quickly established their control on proceedings in the first half, but they have been on the back foot so far in the second period. In fact, just six per cent of the possession so far has occurred inside Everton territory.
52' Good save! Sigurdsson drifts a free-kick to the far post, where an outstretched Godfrey is able to get a volley on goal. Thankfully for Villa, Martinez is alert and makes a good block.
49' Granted he was offside anyway, but Villa will be slightly concerned by how easily Calvert-Lewin was able to drift away from the central defensive pairing of Konsa and Mings there. The hosts' defence must tighten up.
47' Danger for Everton as Calvert-Lewin latches onto a long ball over the top of the Villa defence. Martinez stands tall and does well to deny the England striker, although the offside flag was later raised so any goal would not have stood.
46' Villa get things up and running again in the second half.
Everton also carried a good threat in the opening 45 minutes, but they must look to be more clinical upon the resumption of this contest.
Both sides still searching for the breakthrough at Villa Park. The best chance of the first half fell to Tyrone Mings, who could only head wide of the target from eight yards out.
45' + 3' Thankfully, Calvert-Lewin's problem was minor and he is back on the pitch.
45' + 3' Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin is struggling as he stays down clutching his shin. Everton will hope it is nothing too serious.
Ahmed El Mohamady
M. Cash
45' + 2' Cash goes down clutching his hamstring and is unable to continue. He goes off to be replaced by Ahmed Elmohamady.
45' Thankfully for the visitors, Digne shakes off his knock and is on the pitch.
44' A worry for Everton as Digne stays down following a heavy challenge by Cash. The medical team are on to tend to the left-back, who gingerly makes his way to the touchline.
Bertrand Traoré
Yellow Card
43' Traore receives the first yellow card of the game for simulation. The Villa winger went to ground just inside the area, but without any contact from Godfrey. He can have few complaints as he goes into the book.
41' The hosts try to get in behind with El Ghazi looking to cross into the six-yard area. But Holgate tracks him all the way and blocks the attempted centre.
39' With 20, Villa have won more Premier League games against Everton than they have against any other side in the Premier League. 
37' The hosts look to threaten at the other end with Barkley leading the charge, but Everton read the danger well and are able to snuff it out.
35' Danger for Villa as Allan picks out Richarlison in space on the edge of the box. However, the Brazilian is unable to maintain his balance and subsequently get away a clean strike on goal.
32' Villa Park has been a happy hunting ground for Everton in recent years. The Toffees have won on three of their last five visits; as many as in their previous 29.
30' Good effort! Everton are awarded a free-kick between 25 and 30 yards from goal. Sigurdsson whips a good delivery and Martinez has to watch it all the way into his grateful arms.
28' Another wasted opportunity by Villa. Both centre-halves are forward for a corner, which they choose to take short. Traore eventually swings the ball in, but it is way too high and goes aimlessly behind for a goal kick.
26' Davis looks to make something happen as he drills a low cross into the box. But none of his team-mates are on the same wavelength and Everton clear.
25' Should Villa prevail today, it would be the second-shortest gap between one team beating another in Premier League history. Arsenal hold the record having overcome Bolton twice in the space of three days in January 2010.
23' Still goalless midway through the first half at Villa Park. The hosts have looked the more threatening of the two sides, but will hope they are not made to rue that missed opportunity from Mings.
21' Good movement from El Ghazi leads to a chance opening up for him. The Dutchman takes aim from 25 yards out, but his effort is high and wide of the target.
19' Mings will be disappointed with that missed opportunity, but he will be pleased with the strides he has made this season. With England's European Championship campaign beginning against Croatia in exactly a month's time, the defender will desperately want to be in Gareth Southgate's plans.
17' MINGS MUST SCORE! What a chance for Villa! Following a corner, the defender is completely unmarked to meet Luiz's cross. However, he can only head wide of the target from eight yards out.
16' Chance! Following a dangerous Everton attack, Coleman sits an inviting cross up to the far post. Calvert-Lewin attacks the ball, but is unable to direct it either side of Martinez.
15' Thankfully for Villa, Cash is back in the thick of the action.
14' A concern for the hosts as Cash stays down following an aerial challenge with Digne. The Villa full-back receives the required medical attention, but is clutching his nose as he makes his way to the touchline.
13' Villa continue to enjoy the better of proceedings here. In fact, they have enjoyed 61 per cent of the possession inside the opening 13 minutes.
11' The first shot on goal comes courtesy of Traore. El Ghazi fizzes the ball into the feet of the Burkina Faso international, whose first-time effort from the edge of the penalty area is straight at Pickford.
10' Godfrey sets Everton moving with a driving run out of defence. A neat exchange of passes enables Sigurdsson to find Coleman out on the right. However, the skipper's cross is not the best and easily gathered by Martinez.
8' Villa did beat Everton just under a fortnight ago, but they have struggled in recent times. In fact, that victory is the only time they have tasted success in their last five games.
6' Villa settling into their rhythm during the early stages of this contest. The hosts are neatly knocking the ball around and maintaining possession.
4' This is the final home game of Barkley's loan stint with Villa. It comes against boyhood club Everton - with whom he spent 13 years and made well over 150 senior appearances before joining Chelsea in 2018.
2' An early worry for Everton as Coleman uncharacteristically gets his feet mixed up under pressure and ends up conceding a corner. Thankfully for the Toffees skipper, his blushes are spared as Barkley's delivery is not the best.
1' The referee blows his whistle and Everton get things underway.
The players are coming out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
Just 12 days since they last met, Villa and Everton lock horns once more in the Premier League. Having ran out 2-1 winners at Goodison Park, the hosts are aiming to complete their first league double over the Toffees in 20 years.
As for Everton, Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes from Sunday's win over West Ham United. One of them is enforced as Mason Holgate replaces the injured Yerry Mina in the heart of defence. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye Doucoure makes his first start since March in midfield, with Tom Davies dropping to the bench.
Dean Smith makes one change to the Villa side beaten by Manchester United at the weekend, as Keinan Davis leads the line in place of the suspended Ollie Watkins. But the big news is on the bench, where Jack Grealish appears for the first time in three months following his lay-off through injury.
SUBS: Robin Olsen, Niels Nkounkou, Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi, Bernard, Joshua King, Joao Virginia.
EVERTON: Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne, Seamus Coleman, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
SUBS: Jed Steer, Kortney Hause, Ahmed Elmohamady, Jacob Ramsey, Jack Grealish, Marvelous Nakamba, Carney Chukwuemeka, Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Wesley.
ASTON VILLA (4-2-3-1): Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz; Bertrand Traore, Ross Barkley, Anwar El Ghazi; Keinan Davis.
Everton are aiming to boost their European hopes today at Villa Park, while the hosts can climb into the top half of the table with a win.
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