Newcastle United can shockingly pull to within three points of slipping Everton with a win over the Toffees at Goodison Park on Boxing Day (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Everton have lost or drawn in four-straight, and Tim Howard‘s squad will hope Newcastle looks more like the relegation-threat they’ve been for most of the season.
Newcastle brings Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic back atop the attack.
Newcastle United: Elliot; Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Mbabu, Tiote, Gouffran, Thauvin, De Jong, Toney.
Everton: Howard, Baines, Funes Mori, Stones, Coleman, Barry, Cleverley, Mirallas, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku. Subs: Joel, Gibson, Kone, Besic, Deulofeu, Osman, Galloway.