Confirmed: Everton and Sunderland line-ups

Everton Goodison Aerial

Here is how Everton and Sunderland will line up this weekend:

Everton take on Sunderland at Goodison Park this weekend with both sides seeking victories for different reasons.

The Toffees have had a relatively good season to date but they will want to get back to winning ways in the league after losing to Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks, while Sunderland will look to build on their outstanding 3-0 victory against Newcastle United last time out.

That result took Sam Allardyce’s side to within two points of safety and victory this weekend will lift the Blacks Cats out of the bottom three. But that will be easier said than done against a resilient Everton side seeking to climb as many as four places in the table themselves.

Everton have a poor recent record against today’s opponents, winning just one of their last five meetings, but away from home Sunderland have struggled, with their only league win in their last 16 attempts coming at…you guessed it…Everton!

This could be a very exciting encounter that both sides will know they have the ability to win, so what chance a score draw?

Everton lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Ramiro Funes Mori
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • James McCarthy
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Arouna Koné
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Brendan Galloway, Darron Gibson, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Mirallas, Leon Osman, Steven Naismith.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • DeAndre Yedlin
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Adam Johnson
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Steven Fletcher

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Jordi Gómez, Sebastian Larsson, Jack Rodwell, Danny Graham, Jeremain Lens, Duncan Watmore.

Everton injury news

Steven Pienaar out - hamstring

Tony Hibbert out - knee

Phil Jagielka out - medial ligaments

Leighton Baines questionable - ankle

Muhamed Besic questionable - hamstring

Seamus Coleman questionable - illness

Sunderland injury news

John O'Shea out - hamstring

Younes Kaboul out - groin

Ola Toivonen out - groin

Fabio Borini probable - ankle

Jack Rodwell probable - ankle

Adam Matthews probable - ankle

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