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Saturday 03 March 2018, 12:30 Turf Moor

Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski and striker Chris Wood both return to the matchday squad after recovering from injuries.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche says goalkeeper Tom Heaton is "very close" to being available after six months out with a shoulder injury, but Nick Pope is expected to continue in goal.

Full-backs Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman return to the Everton squad, with Sam Allardyce potentially naming the pair together in a Blues starting XI for the first time since he became Toffees manager.

Baines is set to return after a three-month spell on the sidelines with a calf injury, while Coleman hasn’t featured since he suffered a minor setback in his recovery when forced off in the Blues’ 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on 10 February.

Phil Jagielka is back in training for the Toffees, but Ramiro Funes Mori is still not ready to return to first-team action. Allardyce is hopeful, however, the Argentinian will be able to feature for the Under 23s when they play Swansea at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Eliaquim Mangala is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, while James McCarthy is also long-term absentee for the Toffees.


League position: 7th

Past five results
Southampton (h) Drew 1-1
Swansea City (a) Lost 1-0
Manchester City (h) Drew 1-1
Newcastle United (a) Drew 1-1
Manchester United (h) Lost 1-0

League position: 9th

Last five results
Watford (a) Lost 1-0
Crystal Palace (h) Won 3-1
Arsenal (a) Lost 5-1
Leicester City (h) Won 2-1
West Bromwich Albion (h) Drew 1-1



Top goalscorers
1. Ashley Barnes/Chris Wood: 4 (=45th in PL)
3. Sam Vokes: 3
4. Scott Arfield/Johann Berg Gudmundsson/Jeff Hendrick: 2

Most assists
1. Johann Berg Gudmundsson: 5 (=23rd in PL)
2=. Robbie Brady: 2 
2=. Jeff Hendrick: 2
2=. Matthew Lowton: 2

Most shots
1. Ashley Barnes: 42 (=28th in PL)
2. Johann Berg Gudmundsson: 39
3. Sam Vokes: 29

Most tackles
1. Jack Cork: 47 (=34th in PL)
2. Scott Arfield/Johann Berg Gudmundsson/James Tarkowski: 36
5. Steven Defour: 33


Top goalscorers
1. Wayne Rooney: 10 (=9th in PL)
2. Oumar Niasse: 7
3. Dominic Calvert-Lewin/Gylfi Sigurdsson: 3

Most assists
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 4 (=37th in PL)
2. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 3
3. Cuco Martina/Oumar Niasse/Wayne Rooney: 2

Most shots
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 39 (=43rd in PL)
2. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 37
3. Wayne Rooney: 34

Most tackles
1. Idrissa Gueye: 94 (2nd in PL)
2. Cuco Martina: 60
3. Jonjoe Kenny/Morgan Schneiderlin: 41

Chris Kavanagh
Premier League matches refereed this season: 11
Yellow cards issued: 36
Red cards: 0
Average yellow cards per game: 3.27

Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson has been the Clarets’ driving creative force this season.

The 67-times capped international signed from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2016, after starring in Iceland’s incredible run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

His tally of five assists is more than double that of any of his teammates, and he’s also chipped in with two goals. These goals and assists have contributed eight points to Burnley’s total so far - again the highest in the squad.

If Sam Allardyce’s men can negate Gudmundsson’s threat, it could hold the key to Everton leaving Turf Moor with three precious points.