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Fellaini And Pienaar Start

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar return from suspension to boost Everton against QPR.

Both players missed the last two games but are restored to the starting XI with Ross Barkley and John Heitinga dropping to the bench.

Victor Anichebe is again preferred up front with Nikica Jelavic on the bench.

Phil Neville is not in the matchday squad with Phil Jagielka wearing the skipper's armband.

The in-form Kevin Mirallas continues in midfield after scoring three times in his last four games.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Osman, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Mirallas, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Jelavic, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley.

QPR: Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Onouha, Townsend, Granero, Park, Jenas, Hoilett, Remy. Subs: Green, Diakite, Taarabt, Mackie, Fabio, Ben Haim, Bothroyd.

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