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Osman In For Barkley

by Hamish Dufton @efchamishdufton

Blues boss Roberto Martinez has made one change to the side that beat Aston Villa in their previous fixture.

Everton ran out 2-0 winners at Villa Park courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman and Martinez has rewarded the latter for his match-winning performance.

Osman’s introduction as a second half substitute turned the game in the Toffees’ favour as he set up Lukaku’s opener before guiding a low 18-yard drive into the corner to seal a 2-0 win.

Ross Barkley is the man to give way, dropping to the bench, as Martinez starts with Osman, Kevin Mirallas and Steven Pienaar behind Lukaku, with Gareth Barry and James McCarthy providing the midfield foundations.

At the back Everton are unchanged, with penalty hero Tim Howard in goal, Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines at full back, and skipper Phil Jagielka partnering Sylvain Distin in the middle.

Completing the bench, Joel Robles takes his place alongside Nikica Jelavic, Bryan Oviedo, Gerard Deulofeu, Steven Naismith and John Stones.

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