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Jagielka Returns But No Gibson


Phil Jagielka returns from injury to captain Everton against Fulham - but there is no Darron Gibson for the Blues.

Jagielka has recovered from his ankle problem after missing last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Sunderland, however Gibson has failed to shrug off the problem that saw him substituted at half-time at the Stadium of Light.

Nikica Jelavic is restored to the starting line-up by David Moyes, while John Heitinga drops down to the bench.

Tony Hibbert is also named amongst the substitutes after recovering from a calf problem that last saw him in first team action against Manchester City in December.

Everton line-up with Tim Howard in goal and a back four of Leighton Baines, Jagielka, Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman.

Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas man the flanks with Leon Osman and Marouane Fellaini operating. in central midfield.

Jelavic and Victor Anichebe spearhead the Blues’ attack.

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Coleman, Osman, Fellaini, Mirallas, Pienaar, Anichebe, Jelavic (Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Barkley, Duffy)

Fulham: Schwarzer, Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson, Emanuelson, Karagounis, Enoh, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov (Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Frimpong, Duff, Frei, Rodallega, Petric)

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