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June 23 2021 5.46am

Everton v Palace

Goodison Park, Monday 8.00pm

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Team news

Crystal Palace wide man Wilfried Zaha is suspended for this match after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Newcastle. Either Lee Chung-yong, Joe Ledley or Mile Jedinak will step in.

Bakary Sako is still sidelined with a hamstring problem. However, Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh go into the squad after recovering from their hamstring injuries.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy faces a late fitness test on a hip problem. Leighton Baines is still not fully fit after recovering from an ankle complaint.

Everton (from): Howard, Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Galloway, Barry, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku, Robles, Baines, Gibson, Osman, Lennon, Besic, Naismith, Mirallas, Lennon.

Palace (from): Bamford, Bolasie, Cabaye, Campbell, Chamakh, Dann, Delaney, Gayle, Hangeland, Hennessey, Jedinak, Kelly, Ledley, Lee, Mariappa, McArthur, McCarthy, Mutch, Puncheon, Souare, Speroni, Ward, Wickham.


Roy Hodgson

"Connor [Wickham] is a work in progress. He has been injured and we have only had a few games from him, but the games he has played in have been great.

"True, he needs to add goals to his game and this year is a big one for him. But if he really is going to become what I hope he will become then next year could be the one.

"I think he can definitely get 15 goals in a calendar year and most managers would be quite happy with that. That's where I am targeting him next year.

"Lukaku is not lost on us, but I won't be asking Connor to keep watching him on Monday though. I would rather he concentrates on John Stones and the other centre half and do a job on them."

Scott Dann

"We have a good record against them [Everton] and we'd like to keep it that way, but obviously it's another year on and they'll be more determined. We need to be on our game and if we do that, like we did against Newcastle, we can score more goals.

"It will be another tough game, as we know. We have had some good results there recently, but it's going to be even tougher this year as they're playing well at the minute."

Roberto Martinez

"Obviously we want to aim for perfection and perfection is to play well, play exciting and attacking football that our fans enjoy and love and then to get a win at the end of it.

"We are striving to push each other to become better and because we have such a young group you feel the improvement is always there.

"For the next block of games it is vital the attention goes into the Premier League and solely into the Premier League games as December is the most significant month in terms of competing for 15 points in such a short period of time."

Everton - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
11th 14 5 6 3 21

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
31/01/2015 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Everton loss
21/09/2014 League Everton 2 - 3 Crystal Palace win
16/04/2014 League Everton 2 - 3 Crystal Palace win
09/11/2013 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Everton draw
10/04/2005 League Everton 4 - 0 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 0-1 Everton

Saturday January 31 2015

Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly (Zaha, 65), Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Gayle, Chamakh (Mutch, 25), Sanogo (Murray, 71)

Subs not used: Mariappa, Hangeland, Campbell, Hennessey

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Besic, Barry, McGeady, Naismith, Mirallas (Oviedo, 68), Lukaku (Koné, 92)

Subs not used: Gibson, Oviedo, Koné, Distin, Barkley, Alcaraz, Griffiths

Goals: Lukaku (2)

Bookings: Robles, Oviedo, Lukaku

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