Confirmed Norwich v Everton lineups: Baines starts, McCarthy out again

Norwich City

Here is how Norwich City and Everton will line up this afternoon.

Norwich City are looking for their first win since the 7th of November as they host Everton at Carrow Road this afternoon.

The Canaries lost 2-0 to Watford last weekend, and hover precariously above the relegation zone given that they are level on points with 18th placed Newcastle United.

The biggest team news for Alex Neil's men is that Declan Rudd keeps his place in the starting line-up ahead of former Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy, having impressed against Watford.

Gary O'Neil is handed something of a surprise start in midfield, whilst Neil can call upon the likes of Jonny Howson, Dieumerci Mbokani and Lewis Grabban from the bench today.

Meanwhile, Everton have been in fine form of late, and are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games.

Star striker Romelu Lukaku and winger Gerard Deulofeu have struck up a superb partnership once again, and the two are certainly Everton's most dangerous players on the pitch this afternoon.

The big team news is that left back Leighton Baines starts having fully recovered from injury, with Roberto Martinez dropping Brendan Galloway to the bench this afternoon.

James McCarthy misses out again through injury, meaning Tom Cleverley will partner Gareth Barry in central midfield having started against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Norwich lineup

Starting:

  • Declan Rudd
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Russell Martin
  • Martin Olsson
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Robbie Brady
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Cameron Jerome

Substitutes: John Ruddy, Ryan Bennett, Graham Dorrans, Jonny Howson, Youssouf Mulumbu, Dieumerci Mbokani, Lewis Grabban.

Everton lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Howard
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Ramiro Funes Mori
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Arouna Koné
  • Romelu Lukaku

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

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