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Mirallas Starts For Blues

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

Kevin Mirallas has been declared fit and starts tonight's game against West Brom, while Nikica Jelavic is named on the Blues bench alongside Darron Gibson.

Mirallas had been a doubt for the game following a recurrence of a hamstring injury at Bolton, but the Belgian was named in David Moyes' XI for the visit of the Baggies.

Saturday's matchwinner John Heitinga is the beneficiary of Jelavic sitting out tonight's clash, as Moyes makes one change from the side that emerged victorious at the Reebok.

Heitinga or skipper Phil Neville could be deployed in midfield alongside Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Marouane Fellaini and Mirallas, with one of the pair set to join Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin at the back.

Tim Howard continues in goal, while Victor Anichebe gets the chance to impress as the lone frontman.

A troublesome thigh injury means midfielder Gibson has not appeared for the Blues since Boxing Day.

Everton (to face West Brom): Howard, Baines, Heitinga, Jagielka, Mirallas, Distin, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Gibson, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye.

West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Thorne, Brunt, Dorrans, Morrison, Thomas, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Tamas, Yacob, Long, Rosenberg, Ridgewell, Fortune.

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