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Defender John Heitinga is back in contention for Everton after two games out with a hamstring injury.

Midfielders Tim Cahill (foot) and Mikel Arteta (hamstring) are also closer to full match fitness after playing for just over an hour against Wigan last weekend.

Marouane Fellaini and Louis Saha (both ankle) are the only major absentees having been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Micah Richards could return to the City squad.

The full-back has been missing for six weeks with a hamstring injury but manager Roberto Mancini is ready to hand Richards a place on the bench.

Pablo Zabaleta and Nigel de Jong have recovered from minor knocks but Carlos Tevez (hamstring) is not expected to be involved as the Blues close in on a Champions League spot.

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

Man City (from): Hart, Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, Y Toure, De Jong, Vieira Milner, Barry, Johnson, Silva, Dzeko, Balotelli, Jo, McGivern.

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Premier League Fixtures

Monday, 20 October 2014
20:00
W Brom v Man Utd
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Sun, 19 Oct 2014

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