Everton travel to the North East on Wednesday and will be looking to build on a very hard earned point away at Anfield on Sunday when they face Newcastle.

Currently tenth in the top flight, the Toffees have taken 19 points from 16 games this season. the Magpies, meanwhile, are in 16th place after claiming 15 points from their 16 matches.


  • Leighton Baines, out (calf)
  • Maarten Stekelenburg, out (groin)
  • Ross Barkley, out (hamstring)
  • Ramiro Funes Mori, out (knee)
  • Seamus Coleman, out (broken leg)
  • Yannick Bolasie, major doubt (fitness)



  • Wayne Rooney has been involved in 22 goals in his 22 Premier League appearances against Newcastle (14 goals, eight assists), more than any opposition in the Premier League
  • Newcastle have lost six out of their last seven games in the Premier League against Everton
  • In his last six Premier League appearances, Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored two goals, assisted two more and won two penalties.

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