Everton vs Burnley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Everton will be looking to return to winning ways after suffering their first away defeat in nine games at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, in which the Toffees failed to leapfrog Chelsea into a Champions League place. 

Carlo Ancelotti's side sit four points off the top four in sixth, knowing they can't afford to drop many more points if they are to fulfil their ambitions of finishing in the top four. 

Everton host a Burnley side who find themselves being gradually sucked into a relegation scrap, as they sit four points from safety in 15th. 

Despite being winless in five, the Clarets have won three of their last five away games- including a 1-0 win to end Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten Anfield record.   

  • Team news:

Tom Davies, Seamus Coleman and Yerry Mina are back available for the home side.

However, Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot), Fabian Delph (hamstring) and James Rodriguez (injured) miss out.

Ancelotti is hopeful Doucoure will be back before the end of the season, as the midfielder is set to miss two months after fracturing his foot.

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The Italian manager revealed Gylfi Sigurdsson will be assessed in training today after picking up an ankle injury against Chelsea.

Sean Dyche confirmed Burnley will likely be without: Charlie Taylor (hamstring), Ashley Barnes (thigh) and Jack Cork (hamstring).

Taylor tweaked his hamstring in last weekend’s draw with Arsenal, Barnes has been absent for the last five games and a return for Cork on Saturday is likely to be too soon.  

The Burnley boss confirmed Robbie Brady will have an achilles issue assessed before the trip to Goodison.

  • Predicted line-ups:

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Allan, Davies, Gomes, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Gudmundsson, Wood, Rodriguez

  • Ones to watch:

Jordan Pickford [Everton] and Nick Pope [Burnley] are battling to be named England No.1 for the delayed Euro's 2020 starting in June. 

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Pickford started between the sticks for Gareth Southgate in the 2018 World Cup, however, over the last couple of seasons the Burnley shot stopper has warranted a strong claim to be first choice- Pope kept the second highest number of clean sheets (15) last campaign. 

Despite the Everton keeper making notable errors this season, his recent impressive performances- in which he has kept three clean sheets in four games- has played a significant part in recent wins.  

As shown in England’s November games, Southgate is likely to rotate for the upcoming March European Qualifiers, although Dean Henderson is also in contention for game time. 

  • Head to head

The Turf Moor meeting ended 1-1- the only ever Premier League draw between the sides as Robbie Brady’s third minute opener was cancelled out by Calvert-Lewin’s strike in first half stoppage time.

The Claret’s have only won one of their six Premier League matches at Goodison Park, and only twice in their last 17 visits, 12 of those resulted in Everton victories.

Jeff Hendrick’s goal in 2017 gave Burnley their last Goodison victory. A 1-0 victory over a poor Ronald Koeman side who sat two points above relegation having won two of their opening seven games.

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The current Barcelona manager was sacked three games later after drawing at Brighton & Hove Albion and losing to Lyon and Arsenal at home.

Calvert-Lewin is goalless in five matches, but has scored in his last two appearances against the Lancashire side.

  • How to watch:

The match is available on Sky Sports Main Event with kick off at 5:30pm GMT.

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