Everton is the last remaining undefeated team in the Premier League. Newcastle United has won two of its last three but only three of its last 22 games away from home.
It seems the result can only go one way, but Magpies manager Alan Pardew and his team would likely disagree. On the other end, Roberto Martínez finally has his team clicking in the possession style he wants to play, but losing Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United doesn’t make it any easier.
Everton and United States No. 1 Tim Howard (pictured) has kept three clean sheets so far, in consecutive matches, ruined by two West Ham goals in last week’s 3-2 thriller at Upton Park. Those two goals were half of the team’s total concessions this season.
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Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard — Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman — Gareth Barry, Leon Osman — Kevin Mirallas, James McCarthy, Ross Barkley — Romelu Lukaku
Bench: Joel Robles — Johnny Heitinga, Nikica Jelavić, Arouna Koné, Gerard Deulofeu, Steven Naismith, John Stones
Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul — Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon — Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tioté, Moussa Sissoko — Yoan Gouffran, Loïc Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa
Bench: Robert Elliot — Paul Dummett, Michael Williamson, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Demba Cissé