Everton v West Brom preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 10:29

West Brom will be without Anelka for the trip to Everton, with the striker having been given indefinite compassionate leave following the death of his agent Eric Manasse.

Winger Scott Sinclair, who has joined Albion on a season-long loan from Manchester City, could make his debut.

Defender Steven Reid is unavailable due to a knock, while midfielders Zoltan Gera and George Thorne (both knee) are not yet ready for selection after their injuries.

Defender Sylvain Distin is doubtful for Everton’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom at Goodison Park after suffering a knock at Norwich last week.

Midfielder Darron Gibson, who picked up a knee injury during pre-season, is rated only 50-50 to return by manager Roberto Martinez.

Right-back Tony Hibbert (leg) is in contention after returning to training but fellow defender and new signing Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) is still a fortnight away from fitness.

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Everton v West Brom preview

Date published: Tuesday 20th September 2011 3:02

Everton boss David Moyes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Phil Neville could be set to return to the team having been an unused substitute for the last two games.

Apostolos Vellios and Royston Drenthe may be in contention for their first starts after both came off the bench to score in the 3-1 Premier League win over Wigan on Saturday.

It remains uncertain whether or not Louis Saha – who has been working his way back to match fitness – might feature following the French striker’s decision to vent his frustration via Twitter at being left out of the squad for the Latics fixture.

West Brom striker Shane Long is doubtful after suffering a bout of flu.

Defender Gabriel Tamas will serve the second game of a three-match suspension.

Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson made 11 changes for the previous round at Bournemouth and is again expected to rotate his squad, although not to the same extent. The likes of Simon Cox, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley and Marton Fulop will come into contention for starts.

Everton (from): Howard, Heitinga, Hibbert, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Barkley, Fellaini, Osman, Rodwell, Drenthe, Cahill, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Baxter, Bilyaletdinov, Vellios, Gueye, Saha, Coleman.

West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Scharner, Mulumbu, Thomas, Long, Odemwingie, Dorrans, Brunt, Cox, Fortune, Jones, McAuley, Mattock, Reyes, Hurst.

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Everton v West Brom preview

Date published: Friday 26th November 2010 9:25

Victor Anichebe could be back in contention for Everton.

The 22-year-old has not made a senior appearance all season due to a knee injury suffered in pre-season – the latest in a catalogue of problems – but scored for the reserves in midweek.

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini is again missing as he serves the final match of his three-game ban for his red card against Bolton.

Leon Osman (ankle) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) are the other major absentees.

Chris Brunt remains an injury doubt for West Brom with the groin injury that kept him out of last Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Stoke.

However, James Morrison (back) and Steven Reid (Achilles) are expected to be fit for Albion.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Cahill, Pienaar, Heitinga, Arteta, Saha, Rodwell, Beckford, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Hibbert, Anichebe, Yakubu, Mustafi, Silva, Baxter, Mucha.

West Brom (from): Carson, Ibanez, Morrison, Barnes, Bednar, Brunt, Reid, Myhill, Fortune, Dorrans, Shorey, Thomas, Mulumbu, Meite, Odemwingie, Fortune, Tchoyi, Scharner, Thomas, Tamas, Cox, Sawyers, Allsopp, Kiely.

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