Everton v Fulham – Match preview and team news

David Moyes will want to reinvigorate his Everton side for their final four games of the season after their challenge for a Champions League place appeared to come an end in defeat at Sunderland last week.

Having held their own in matches against Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal, the Toffees produced a limp display at the Stadium of Light and now the aim must be to ensure a second consecutive finish above Liverpool in the Premier League.

Moyes has doubts over Darron Gibson and Victor Anichebe after the duo limped off against Sunderland while Phil Jagielka, who missed out on that match, will also undergo a test on an ankle injury. Tony Hibbert, Phil Neville and Jonny Heitinga are all fit and ready to deputise should the England international fail to prove his fitness.

Fulham manager Martin Jol would have been relatively pleased with the performance of his side in defeat against Arsenal last week. After going down to 10 men so early on following Steve Sidwell’s dismissal, which sees the midfielder suspended for the trip to Goodison Park, the Cottagers showed admirable spirit against the in-form Gunners and can count themselves unlucky not have to taken away a point from the match.

The visitors should have Damien Duff available again after missing out last week with a thigh strain while Emmanuel Frimpong is available for selection after being ineligible to play against his parent club.

Sascha Riether is a doubt with an ankle problem though Jol will have pleased with the display of understudy Stanislav Manolev at right-back against Arsenal.

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