A team hitting its stride hosts a team looking for something to cling to as Everton welcomes Crystal Palace to Goodison Park at 10am ET live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
The Toffees struck midweek 4-1 against strong German side Wolfsburg in the Europa League, and look to make it two league wins in a row now.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have just two points on the year so far, and the energy and brightness they showed at the end of the season last year has seemingly disappeared and another struggling campaign could be on the cards.
Tim Howard continues to plod along in Everton’s goal, supported by his bombing wing-backs John Stones and Leighton Baines. Up front for the Toffees, Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku start as a pair and young Christian Atsu is just behind them.
For Crystal Palace, they are looking to jump out of the bottom of the table, put there by West Brom’s win this morning.
Unfortunately, young winger Wilfried Zaha can only make the bench after suffering a slight knock in the run-up to the game. Frazier Campbell is up front by himself, supported by James Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie on the wings.
Everton: Howard; Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Stones; Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Atsu, Eto’o, Lukaku.
Bench: Robles, Gibson, McGeady, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Alcaraz.
Crystal Palace: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Puncheon, McArthur, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Campbell.
Bench: Mariappa, Guedioura, Doyle, Zaha, Hennessey, Gayle, Fryers.