Everton vs Southampton preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups, and ones to watch
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Everton face Southampton in what is a crucial clash for both sides at Goodison Park.

Southampton will be looking to end their barren run of eight games without a victory in the Premier League, a run that dates all the way back to January 4th.

The Toffees, on the other hand, will be full of confidence going into this one, following their first win at Anfield against arch rivals Liverpool for 22 years, a win which boosted their hopes of Champions League football next season.

Southampton’s last win also came against the defending Champions, a win that lifted them to 6th in the table. Now, they need to start picking up points or risk being dragged into a relegation scrap.

  • Team News

The big news for Everton is that both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Brazilian midfielder Allan are fit to start the game. 
 

Yerry Mina remains sidelined for atleast another two weeks out but long term absentee Jean-Phillipe Gbamin has returned to training.

For The Saints, Takumi Minamino misses out after suffering a hamstring injury against Leeds United last time out and Oriol Romeu is expected to miss the rest of the season with a fractured ankle. 
 

Forward Theo Walcott, defender Kyle Walker-Peters and midfielder Ibrahima Diallo all continue their recovery from respective thigh problems, while Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are long-term absentees.

  • Last meeting

The last time these two sides met was back in October, when Southampton were going very well in the league and looking like challengers for the European places. 

Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams saw Southampton to a 2-0 victory, in a game where Lucas Digne was sent off late on for Everton.

  • Ones to watch

Danny Ings

As is normally the case when watching Southampton play, Danny Ings is the main threat going forward for the Saints.

However, much like Southampton’s form of late, Ings’ goalscoring form has taken a turn for the worse. He has only scored two goals in his last 12 appearances in the league.

Tom Davies

The Liverpool born lad has really stepped up for Everton in the absence of Allan, and the former will have to play well to get his starting spot back. 

Last time out, in the Toffees’ historic win at Anfield, no player made more tackles than Davies (5) and no player gained possession for their side on more occasions than him (8).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 

The Englishman is back from injury and “ready to start”, according to his manager Carlo Ancelotti.

This is great news for Everton and he will be hoping to rediscover the kind of goalscoring form he was in at the start of the season as he looks to write his way into Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2021 plans.

  • How to watch

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm on Monday night, with the game at Goodison Park kicking off at 8pm.

Live text updates are also available on the VAVEL website.

 

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