Blues looking for third straight win at Goodison Park
10′ – Saved! As expected, the in-form Watkins gets behind birthday boy Coady and is in goal, but Pickford is quick off his line to save.
8′ – Chance! Maupay does well to hold a long ball and plays McNeil on the left, his cross down the middle is partially met by Iwobi and the shot is saved.
6′ – The first shot of the game comes from McGinn. Ramsey finds room to run, and that could be problematic for the Blues.
3′ – Onana put a foot in Douglas Luiz and the Brazilian is down. Ref decides that deserved an early yellow card, ugh.
1′ – In progress!
Starting Lineups – Again, no changes for Sean Dyche as he tries to maintain consistency in the lineup. For Villa, Emery has walked the wings at pace, with both Ramsey and Bailey having been there from the start.
Two home games for Sean Dyche, two wins for Everton. How long can the blues keep this streak going? Hopefully long enough to take the club out of the relegation zone and closer to the storied 40-point mark.
Today’s visitors are Aston Villa, who have had their own adversities this season, but renowned Europa League manager Unai Emery has stepped in and stabilized the club somewhat, although they are also currently in a bit of a slump in form.
The Toffees are currently 16th on 21 points, although teams are all tightly bunched at the bottom of the table, with Southampton just three points behind them in bottom place and Leicester City in 14th three points ahead.
Competition: Premier League matchday 24
Date and start time: Saturday, February 25 at 7:00am PT / 10:00am ET / 3:00pm BST
Stadion: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, UK
Weather: 44°F/7°C, cloudy, 5% chance of precipitation, 12 mph wind
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The Blues lost that game’s away game earlier in the season 2–1, with the Blues consolation coming from former player Lucas Digne’s own goal. Villa also won their last visit to Goodison Park as Steven Gerrard and Duncan Ferguson repeated their on-field derby clashes when Big Dun was caretaker manager of the Blues in January 22 after Rafa Benitez was sacked in a 1-0 win.