It looks like Seydou Doumbia may not get his visa through for the tough game at Everton tonight – so we’ll assume he’s not available, but with four new players coming in we should be able to field a good side from now on – through the last 15 games of the season.
Bournemouth won at Crystal Palace last night and they are putting some wins together – 3 wins in the last 5 games – and are now 7 points clear of Newcastle and Swansea drew 1-1 at West Brom – 7 points from their last 3 games – so they are now 5 points clear of us although Sunderland, Aston Villa and Norwich all lost last night.
Doumbia probably not available tonight
So we have to put some wins on the board if we are not to be in the bottom four who are starting to be left behind at the bottom of the table.
Paul Dummett is fit again, but we’ll assume Jack Colback is not fit enough for tonight – so this could be the side that turns out at Goodison Park.
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko Saivet Shelvey Townsend
Subs: Darlow Taylor Lascelles Gouffran de Jong Aarons Perez
We are assuming Doumbia is not available and when fit we assume he would be starting up front in place of Mitrovic.
What would your team be for tonight?
Wins are what will save us this season and we think at least 40 points will be needed to be safe this season – so that’s at least six wins we need.
We could get things off to a very good start with all 3 points tonight at Goodison Park, although the ground has never been an easy place for us to go and win.
We cannot keep making up excuses when we don’t win – the time to put our act together is now.