Everton tackle Aston Villa tonight in a should win recreation if they’re to make a late cost for the European locations.
The Toffees go into this recreation six factors off Chelsea in fourth and will nonetheless make the top-four if end result go their method earlier than the tip of the season.
Villa look set for a mid-table end this time period and Everton will hope they’ll catch Dean Smith’s aspect off guard.
These two are but to fulfill this season after their preliminary fixture was postponed and is but to be rescheduled.
Everton v Aston Villa: Easy methods to pay attention
This match will get underneath method at 8pm on Saturday, Might 1.
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Everton v Aston Villa: Confirmed crew information
Everton defender Michael Keane is match having overcome a hamstring pressure which dominated him out of their win at Arsenal.
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jean-Philippe Gbamin stay out.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish remains to be out with the shin harm his had since February.
Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet are each sidelined with knee accidents.
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Holgate, Digne, Allan, Andre Gomes, Richarlison, Rodriguez, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
Subs: Keane, Delph, King, Mina, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Davies, Olsen.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Money, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins.
Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Wesley, Nakamba, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace.
Everton v Aston Villa: What’s been stated?
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti: “We now have to attempt to do our greatest and see which place we’re on the finish of the season.
“We’re nonetheless within the struggle, that’s actually good for us, actually vital. We’re in a very good momentum, we’ve got gamers out there, so this can be a good signal.
“I feel the victory towards Arsenal gave us not less than extra motivation, and I hope we’re in a position to get a end result towards Aston Villa.”
Everton v Aston Villa: Match stats and info
- Everton didn’t win both Premier League recreation towards Aston Villa final season (D1 L1), the primary time that had occurred since 2011-12. Everton final went three video games and not using a win towards the Villans between 2006 and 2012 (12 and not using a win).
- This would be the 205th top-flight assembly between Aston Villa and Everton, essentially the most performed fixture in England’s high division. Everton have gained 76 of those conferences to the Villans’ 74 (54 attracts).
- Aston Villa have gained extra video games (19) and scored extra objectives (71) within the Premier League towards Everton than they’ve vs another aspect within the competitors.
- That is the most recent first assembly between two sides in an English top-flight season since 1987-88, when Luton and Nottingham Forest’s first recreation towards one another was on Might 13th.
- Everton have gained simply one in all their final 9 residence league video games (D3 L5), with that victory coming towards Southampton in March (1-0).
- Everton have misplaced seven Premier League residence video games this season – the Toffees have solely misplaced extra at Goodison Park in a 38-game season within the competitors in 1996-97 and 2015-16 (8, each occasions).
- Aston Villa misplaced simply 4 of their first 14 Premier League video games this season, ending 2020 in fifth place within the desk. Because the flip of the 12 months, the Villans have misplaced 9 occasions in 18 matches, with solely Sheffield United and Southampton dropping extra in 2021 (12 every).
- Aston Villa have opened the scoring in every of their final three Premier League video games however have didn’t win any of them (D1 L2). Within the first 14 video games by which they scored first this season, the Villans solely didn’t win twice (W12 D1 L1).
- 12 of Everton’s 44 Premier League objectives this season have been headers, the very best ratio within the division (27.3%). In the meantime, Aston Villa have conceded the very best share of headed objectives to this point this season (24.3% – 9/37).
- No keeper has saved extra away clear sheets within the Premier League this season than Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martínez (8). Solely 4 keepers have ever saved extra clear sheets on the street of their first season with a membership within the competitors – Shaka Hislop with West Ham in 1998-99 (9), Petr Cech with Chelsea in 2004-05 (11), Ederson with Man City in 2017-18 (9) and Liverpool’s Alisson in 2018-19 (9).