Everton's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Swansea 1-2 Everton (Coleman, Barkley)Everton 0-1 SunderlandEverton 2-1 Southampton
Everton FC v Norwich City
Saturday 11th January 15:00
Premier League Match 21
(Coleman, Lukaku)Stoke 1-1 Everton
(Baines Pen)Everton 4-0 QPR
- FA Cup (Barkley, Jelavic x2, Coleman)Norwich's last 5 domestic matches 2013/2014:Sunderland 0-0 NorwichNorwich 1-2 Fulham
(Hooper)Norwich 0-1 Manchester UnitedCrystal Palace 1-1 Norwich
(Johnson)Norwich 1-1 Fulham
- FA Cup (Snodgrass)
Everton are coming off a convincing 4-0 in the 3rd round of the FA Cup as Queens Park Rangers were dismantled with ease. The game saw Nikica Jelavic score his first goal in nine months, since he secured a 2-0 victory with a late goal against Manchester City in May. It has also taken him just 4 days into the New Year to equal his goal tally of 2013 with his brace against QPR.
Whilst Romelu Lukaku has dropped in form, it has meant other players have had to handle the responsibility of scoring in recent weeks. Seamus Coleman in particular has the rose to the challenge amongst others to show that Everton can cope even when their top scorer isn't firing on all cylinders. Everton's opponents for the day can't say the same as they've only managed 12 goals excluding top scorer Gary Hooper compared to the 23 Everton have scored.
Norwich City are currently on a run of 5 matches without victory in the premier league and go into this match having drawn their FA Cup match against Fulham at the weekend. They are on a run of 3 matches without defeat on the road currently having beaten West Brom and gone away with a point from Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent weeks. However they lost to Liverpool 5-1 in their last trip to a team in the top half.
Norwich are amongst the worse of the bottom half teams when it comes to playing teams in the top half. However they did manage 1 of their 4 points with a draw against the toffees on the opening day of the season whilst their only victory came at home to Southampton early in the season. Their goal difference is perhaps misleading after shipping 12 goals at Anfield and the Ethiad Stadium combined.
Stats and InjuriesPhil Jagielka, Gerard Deulofeu, Arouna Kone
and Darron Gibson
are all sure to miss this match through injury whilst Leighton Baines
was seen on crutches against QPR at Goodison Park and may miss out. Sylvain Distin
is due to return.
Norwich have a whole host of injuries as Alexander Tettey, Anthony Pilkington
and Elliott Bennett
are going to miss out through injury. Jonny Howson, Michael Turner
and Wes Hoolahan
are also doubts. Bradley Johnson
and Sebastian Bassong
are due to return. Leroy Fer
may or may not miss out through suspension.