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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(53) 42 Goals 24 (39)
(40) 30 Assists 16 (22)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
34.2 Average Age 31.1
180.2 Average Height (cm) 181.9
(1.3) 1.4 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(52%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 47% (45%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Darron Gibson Doubtful 6.82
Player Reason Status Rating
Wes Brown Out N/A
Titus Bramble Doubtful 6.65
James McFadden Doubtful 6.01

Team News

  • Everton are unlikely to make changes to the side that were unlucky not to take all three points from Craven Cottage, with Gibson still the only injury doubt.
  • Johnny Heitinga was given the nod over Distin and should keep his place at the back, while Coleman continues to keep Hibbert out of the side.
  • Nikica Jelavic is without a goal in three starts, so Victor Anichebe will hope for a chance to prove himself once again, though the Croat should keep his place.
  • Wes Brown's ongoing knee problem is set to keep him out until the New Year, while Bramble and McFadden are both doubts.
  • O'Neill may make changes to the side that lost to his old club Villa last time out, with the likes of Gardner and Sessegnon under performing.
  • James McClean should come back into the line-up after a bright performance from the bench, while Danny Rose could also return to the XI.


  • Everton are unbeaten in their last 15 meetings against Sunderland, winning 11 of them, though Martin O'Neill has only lost once in 10 matches that he has gone head-to-head with Moyes, in the 4-0 defeat the last time the two sides met.
  • This game sees the league's most frequent shooters host the least frequent, with Everton firing off 200 shots this season compared to Sunderland's 78, of which only 12 have been on target.
  • The hosts, therefore, should dominate this game even if they were to go behind, as they have in their last 5 league matches, going on to gain at least a point in all of them.
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