Jo available for Gunners showdown

Brazilian striker Jo has been included in Everton's squad for the opening day fixture at home to Arsenal after recovering from an ankle injury.

Last Updated: 14/08/09 at 19:23

Jo: Fit for selection

Jo: Fit for selection

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The Toffees are without long-term injured players Phil Jagielka, Mikel Arteta, Ayegbeni Yakubu and Victor Anichebe.

Anichebe has suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury that has put him back a month, while Yakubu has had a private run out in the reserves and is close to being fit.

Steven Pienaar has a knee injury and is doubtful, but Joleon Lescott, despite his persistent links with Manchester City, will play.

Kick-off at Goodison Park on Saturday is at 5.30pm.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Baines, Yobo, Lescott, Hibbert, Osman, Cahill, Fellaini, Rodwell, Baxter, Jo, Saha, Vaughan, Gosling, Wallace, Pienaar, Nash.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Burnley
17:30
Everton v Arsenal
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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