Everton v Aston Villa preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

Last Updated: 09/09/11 at 14:58   

Bent: Back in training

Bent: Back in training

Defender Seamus Coleman returns to Everton's squad after recovering from an ankle ligament injury which had sidelined him for a month.

Forward Magaye Gueye has recovered from a broken toe while Leighton Baines is fit after a hamstring problem ruled him out of England's win over Wales on Tuesday

New loan signings Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe are short of match fitness but are likely to be in the squad.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is on course to face Everton after returning to training following the groin injury which forced him out of England's Euro 2012 qualifiers with Bulgaria and Wales.

Defender Richard Dunne had four stitches in a facial wound suffered when on duty for the Republic of Ireland in Russia but was available.

Manager Alex McLeish included transfer deadline-day signings Alan Hutton and Jermaine Jenas in his squad as Villa looked to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Barkley, Fellaini, Osman, Rodwell, Drenthe, Cahill, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Hibbert, Baxter, Gueye, Bilyaletdinov, Vellios.

Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Hutton, Herd, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N'Zogbia, Petrov, Jenas, Bannan, Delph, Petrov, Ireland, Albrighton, Bent, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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