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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 24 Goals 41 (53)
(20) 14 Assists 30 (40)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
32.4 Average Age 33.7
188.2 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.4 (1.3)
(59%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 54% (52%)
(0.3) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.91
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Ryan Shotton Out 6.82
Player Reason Status Rating
Phil Neville Out 6.57
Kevin Mirallas Doubtful 7.03
Victor Anichebe Doubtful 6.81

Team News

  • Ryan Shotton is suspended following his sending off at Aston Villa so Andy Wilkinson should return to the side at right-back.
  • Peter Crouch made his return to action as a sub last weekend after having three teeth knocked out and he is likely to start this time out, wearing a protective gum shield.
  • Michael Owen has declared himself fit to play but is unlikely to feature from the off, while Charlie Adam returns from suspension and should come in for Dean Whitehead in midfield.
  • Phil Neville remains sidelined and Victor Anichebe is also likely to miss out, but Kevin Mirallas could feature despite suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem against Spurs.
  • Steven Naismith may, however, start in the Belgian's place with Moyes unlikely to take any risks at this stage, while fit again Darron Gibson will keep his place ahead of Hitzlsperger in midfield.
  • Elsewhere the team is likely to remain unchanged after the late win last weekend, though Apostolos Vellios could get a chance from the bench if the game remains in the balance.


  • Everton will have been buoyed after their dramatic last gasp win over Tottenham last time out but face a Stoke side that have now gone unbeaten in 6 games, with only United picking up more than Pulis' side's 14 points in that run.
  • Games between the two sides are always tight affairs, with the Potters unbeaten in their last 3 matches against Everton, and the Toffees have only netted 3 goals in the previous 6 encounters between the sides.
  • The two teams have lost just 5 times between them this season (Everton 2, Stoke 3) so a low-scoring draw certainly seems the most likely outcome in this one.
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