Confirmed: Everton v Burnley lineups - Lukaku returns to bench

Here is how Everton and Burnley will line up for today's game at Goodison Park.

Everton play host to Burnley this afternoon, and will be looking to make it five games unbeaten after some good form of late.

It's been a real patchy campaign for Roberto Martinez, whose second season at Goodison Park hasn't quite gone as swimmingly as his first, but have won three and drawn one of their last five matches.

Striker Romelu Lukaku returns for the Toffees today, but is only on the bench after recovering from injury, meaning Arouna Kone continues to lead the line for Everton this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Burnley are in desperate need of points as they continue their fight against relegation.

The Clarets currently sit in 19th place in the Premier League table, but lie only two points off safety in a tight battle at the bottom.

Manager Sean Dyche has earned plenty of plaudits this season but those will all mean nothing if he can't guide Burnley to safety in the coming weeks - starting with today's visit to Merseyside.

Striker Danny Ings will be the danger man for Burnley, and he will be looking to impress amid speculation of a summer move away from Turf Moor.

Everton lineup


  • Tim Howard
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Phil Jagielka
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Aaron Lennon
  • James McCarthy
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Arouna Koné

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz, Luke Garbutt, Muhamed Besic, Aiden McGeady, Romelu Lukaku, Steven Naismith.

Burnley lineup


  • Tom Heaton
  • Michael Duff
  • Ben Mee
  • Jason Shackell
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Scott Arfield
  • George Boyd
  • David Jones
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Danny Ings
  • Sam Vokes

Substitutes: Matthew Gilks, Michael Keane, Stephen Ward, Michael Kightly, Matthew Taylor, Ross Wallace, Lukas Jutkiewicz.

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