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Everton are beset by injury problems.

Manager David Moyes has confirmed striker Louis Saha is likely to miss the rest of the season after an operation on the ankle injured against Fulham a fortnight ago.

Jack Rodwell, Seamus Coleman (both ankle) and Tim Cahill (foot) are also doubtful after withdrawing from recent international duty with injuries.

Playmaker Mikel Arteta (hamstring) and key midfielder Marouane Fellaini (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

Aston Villa's defensive duo of Richard Dunne and James Collins are in contention for a recall.

Dunne and Collins proved their fitness after shoulder and calf problems by playing for the Republic of Ireland and Wales respectively during the international break.

The duo had previously been fined by Villa because of their behaviour during a team bonding session at a health spa.

Right-back Kyle Walker is Villa's only injury concern with the slight hip problem which forced his withdrawal from the England squad.

Midfielder Ciaran Clark will complete a two-game ban for incurring 10 bookings this season.

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Neville, Osman, Rodwell, Cahill, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Anichebe, Gueye, Mustafi, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

Villa (from): Friedel, Marshall, Walker, Luke Young, Collins, Dunne, Cuellar, Herd, Baker, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Makoun, Downing, Delph, Pires, Bradley, Petrov, Ashley Young, Bent, Agbonlahor, Heskey.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  
Chelsea v QPR  
Everton v Swansea  
Hull City v So'ton  
Leicester v W Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 So'ton 9 15 19
3 Man City 9 9 17
4 West Ham 9 5 16
5 Arsenal 9 4 14
6 Swansea 9 3 14
7 Liverpool 9 1 14
8 Man Utd 8 3 12
9 Hull City 9 0 11
10 Tottenham 8 -1 11
11 Stoke 9 -2 11
12 W Brom 9 -1 10
13 A Villa 8 -8 10
14 Everton 8 0 9
15 C Palace 9 -3 9
16 Leicester 9 -4 9
17 S'land 9 -9 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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