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24 April 2018

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Huddersfield Town returns to Premier League action this weekend to face Everton at the John Smith’s Stadium.

This will be the 61st meeting between the two sides, with Town not losing at home to the Toffees since 1953.

With just four games left of the Premier League season, the Terriers sit six points above the relegation zone with 35 points.

This weekend’s opponent, Everton, currently sits eighth in the Premier League with 45 points.

The Toffees come into the game off the back of a 1-0 win over Newcastle United and without a defeat in their last three games, drawing with Swansea City and Liverpool.

Since Sam Allardyce was appointed as Manager at the end of November, Everton has gone on to pick up 30 points from 21 games – the sixth highest points tally in the top-flight during that period.


Jordan Pickford

Form: 5.3

The England international has kept nine clean sheets so far this season, with three of those coming in the Club’s last six matches. The 24 year-old has made 114 saves so far this season and has been a key figure for Everton this season.

Michael Keane

Form: 4.5

The centre-back Michael Keane has been capped by England from Under-16s level to the Senior squad and has been a vital part of Everton’s strong defence record in recent weeks. He has also made the most clearances for the Toffees this season with 186.

Leighton Baines

Form: 4.3

Everton’s defenders are in good Fantasy Premier League form with Leighton Baines just behind Michael Keane. The left-back has two goals and two assists to his name this season, to go alongside his 52% tackle success rate.

Everton’s Last Premier League XI vs Newcastle United (4-2-3-1)

GK: Jordan Pickford

RB: Seamus Coleman
CB: Phil Jagielka
CB: Michael Keane
LB: Leighton Baines

CM: Idrissa Gana Gueye
CM: Morgan Schneiderlin

RW: Theo Walcott
CAM: Wayne Rooney
LW: Yannick Bolasie

ST: Cenk Tosun


Sam Allardyce could be without six of his First Team squad for this weekend’s game at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Morgan Schneiderlin (Dead leg, 75% chance of playing), Maarten Stekelenburg (Groin Injury – Unknown), Mason Holgate (Ankle Injury – Unknown), Eliaquim Mangala (Knee Injury – Unknown), James McCarthy (Leg Injury – Unknown), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Knee Injury – Unknown).


David Wagner will address the press on Friday ahead of the game against Everton at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Elias Kachunga (Ankle), Danny Williams (Ankle), Michael Hefele (Knee)


Town will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Everton at the John Smith’s Stadium.


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