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    WBA vs Everton - Match Preview



    By Mollie Bennett (@molliebjourno)

    Everton travel to the Hawthorns tonight hoping to continue their solid away form so far this season.


    The Toffees are yet to concede away from home in the league, having picked up two 0-0 draws at the Liberty Stadium and White Hart Lane, as well as securing an emphatic 3-0 win at St Mary's, and are unbeaten away from home all season.


    The Baggies in contrast, are yet to win at the Hawthorns this season, although they have played host to Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton in their opening three home league fixtures.


    Roberto Martinez has described the likelihood of John Stones appearing in the game as “hit-and-miss”, after he picked up a knee injury in Everton's victory over Reading in the Capital One Cup, while Seamus Coleman could return at right back for the Blues, after missing the last two games with a hamstring problem.


    Martinez will have Everton's next fixture in mind when he decides whether the defensive duo are fit to feature tonight though, as the small matter of the Merseyside derby awaits at the weekend.


    One thing that the Spaniard has no control over, is the absence of Kevin Mirallas who is serving the second of his three-match-ban.


    For the hosts, Sadio Berahino is expected to lead the line following his winning goal against Aston Villa last weekend, while Boaz Myhill is set to return in goal for the Baggies, replacing summer signing Anders Lindegaard.


    Romelu Lukaku will be hoping to add to his tally of two league goals this season, when he returns to the ground he called home for a loan spell in the 2012/13 season, while Evertonians will be hoping Ross Barkley can continue his fine form.


    Gerard Deulofeu's match-winning goal in the Capital One Cup could be enough to earn him a start, while Aaron Lennon will be eyeing his first Premier League start following his permanent switch to Goodison Park in the summer.


    Martinez is under no illusions over the difficult task ahead of his side, if they are break the Baggies down and claim victory tonight. Tony Pulis's side are on the up and three of the last four meetings between the sides have ended even.


    My Everton starting line-up: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; Barry, McCarthy; Lennon, Barkley, Deulofeu; Lukaku.

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