Everton v Norwich: match preview

Everton v Norwich: match preview

Daniel Farke’s struggling side appear the perfect antidote to a difficult week for Rafael Benítez, who suffered the first defeat of his Everton reign at Aston Villa followed by a Carabao Cup exit at QPR in midweek. The question is whether he has the resources, and his players the energy, to capitalise on Norwich’s insecurities following five successive Premier League defeats. The hosts are without six senior players, including their first-choice strikers, and therefore reliant on Salomón Rondón while he strives for match fitness plus others who are in need of a rest according to Benítez. Andy Hunter

Saturday 3pm

Venue Goodison Park

Last season n/a

Referee David Coote

This season G3 Y15 R1 5.33 cards/game

Odds H 9-13 A 11-2 D 3-1

Subs from Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Holgate, Branthwaite, Davies, Gordon, Simms

Doubtful None

Injured Richarlison (knee, 17 Oct), Calvert-Lewin (toe/thigh, 17 Oct), Coleman (thigh, 17 Oct), Delph (shoulder, 17 Oct), Gomes (calf, 17 Oct), Gbamin (thigh, 17 Oct)

Suspended None

Discipline Y10 R0


Leading scorer Calvert-Lewin 3

Subs from Gunn, Dowell, Tzolis, Sørensen, Idah, Gibson, Omobamidele, Lees-Melou, Cantwell, Giannoulis

Doubtful None

Injured Zimmermann (ankle, 2 Oct), Placheta (match fitness, 16 Oct), Byram (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y6 R0


Leading scorer Pukki 2