Everton will aim to return to winning ways this Saturday and look to close the gap on the top 4 as they host Burnley in the Premier League at Goodison Park.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men suffered a defeat at Stamford Bridge which ended their three-game winning run, including a famous win at Anfield in the Merseyside Derby.

A win would see Everton climb above West Ham in the table into 5th and potentially just one point behind Chelsea in fourth.

Their opponents Burnley are looking for their first win in four, having not tasted victory since February 13th when they won 3-0 at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.

A result would be massive for Sean Dyche’s side in helping them avoid the drop as they sit just 4 points above the relegation zone.

Ancelotti confirmed on Monday that midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré will be missing for the Burnley clash, with fears that he has suffered a fractured foot and could face up to eight weeks out. The Everton boss refused to put a timescale on the injury but confirmed Doucouré will be out this weekend and for the FA Cup tie with Manchester City.

Seamus Coleman and Yerry Mina have returned to training following spells on the sidelines.

However James Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdsson were not pictured, as the Blues trained on Wednesday night in a session broadcast live on Youtube.

The visitors’ will be without Ashley Barnes for the game after he picked up a thigh injury in training. Charlie Taylor and Jack Cork remain doubts for the game, both suffering with hamstring problems.

The sides drew 1-1 earlier this season at Turf Moor and Everton came out 1-0 winners the last meeting at Goodison Park in 2019, which was Ancelotti’s first game as Everton manger.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored in each of his last two games against Burnley and will look to add to his 13-goal tally in the Premier League, his best season to date.

 

Everton vs Burnley kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Saturday 13th March, live on Sky Sports.

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