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Monday 23 April 2018, 20:00 Goodison Park

TEAM NEWS

There are no fresh injury concerns for Everton boss Sam Allardyce ahead of Monday night’s clash with Newcastle United at Goodison Park.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (knee), Eliaquim Mangala (knee), James McCarthy (broken leg) and Mason Holgate (ankle) remain sidelined for the Blues, however.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has the luxury of a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of his side’s trip to Merseyside.

That means a Goodison Park return for Christian Atsu, who spent the 2014/15 season on loan with the Toffees.

TEAM STATISTICS

Everton
League position: 9th

Past five matches
Swansea City (a) Drew 1-1
Liverpool (h) Drew 0-0
Manchester City (h) Lost 3-1
Stoke City (a) Won 2-1
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) Won 2-0

Newcastle United
League position: 10th

Past five matches
Arsenal (h) Won 2-1
Leicester City (a) Won 2-1
Huddersfield Town (h) Won 1-0
Southampton (h) Won 3-0
Liverpool (a) Lost 2-0

PLAYER STATISTICS

Everton

Top goalscorers
1. Wayne Rooney: 10 (=13th in Premier League)
2. Oumar Niasse: 7
3. Cenk Tosun/Dominic Calvert-Lewin/Gylfi Sigurdsson: 4

Most assists
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 6 (=20th in PL)
2. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 3
3. Leighton Baines/Cuco Martina/Oumar Niasse/Wayne Rooney/Theo Walcott: 2

Most shots
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 43 (57th in PL)
2. Wayne Rooney: 42
3. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 39

Most tackles
1. Idrissa Gana Gueye: 106 (2nd in PL)
2. Cuco Martina: 61
3. Morgan Schneiderlin: 49

Minutes played
1. Jordan Pickford: 3,060
2. Idrissa Gana Gueye: 2,397
3. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 2,262

Newcastle United

Top goalscorers
1. Dwight Gayle/Ayoze Pérez: 5 (=51st in PL)
3. Joselu: 4
4. Jamaal Lascelles/Matt Ritchie: 3

Most assists
1. Ayoze Pérez/Matt Ritchie: 5 (=35th in PL)
3. Dwight Gayle: 3
4. Christian Atsu/Kenedy/Jonjo Shelvey/DeAndre Yedlin: 2

Most shots
1. Matt Ritchie: 53 (=34th in PL)
2. Dwight Gayle/Ayoze Perez: 46
4. Joselu: 43

Most tackles
1. Mohamed Diamé: 59 (29th in PL)
2. Mikel Merino: 56
3. DeAndre Yedlin: 55

Minutes played
1. Jamaal Lascelles: 2,478
2. DeAndre Yedlin: 2,459
3. Matt Ritchie: 2,444

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Bobby Madley
Premier League games refereed this season: 16
Yellow cards issued: 47
Red cards issued: 2
Average yellows per game: 2.9

ONE TO WATCH: Kenedy
Brazilian winger Kenedy has flourished on Tyneside since arriving on loan from Chelsea in January. The 22-year-old has scored twice and made two assists in his eight games for the Magpies, with his performances a key factor in Newcastle’s impressive form of late – Rafael Benitez’s side have won their past four matches to virtually assure their Premier League status.

Kenedy’s impressive recent displays were recognised with the club’s Player of the Month award for March and Newcastle boss Benitez has spoken of how eager he is to sign the Brazilian on a permanent deal.