Following on from three consecutive defeats, Frank Lampard’s side will be looking for a better display against Crystal Palace this weekend.

The Toffees midweek performance against Newcastle was a worrying watch for the travelling support. With only one shot all game, and none on target, there needs to be more attacking threat going into Saturday’s fixture.

The Eagle’s sit two points above Everton in the table and have scored four more goals than them this season. The visitors will be without their midfielder Cheick Doucoure after he picked up his fifth yellow card against Leicester.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin played the opening 73 minutes, slowly making his way back from injury. Lampard will be hoping he can make more of an impact against a Palace side who are unbeaten in their last three games.

James Garner made his third consecutive substitute appearance and will be in with a chance to start, considering the busy schedule his side find themselves in. The three-man-midfield of Alex Iwobi, Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gana Gueye has started the last five matches as Lampard shows faith in his players.

The last time these two teams played each other, Everton secured their Premier League status with a 3-2 victory at Goodison Park. The result sparked scenes of jubilation and Patrick Viera’s side will be out for revenge.

As Mason Holgate spends more time on the training pitch, after recovering from his knee injury, it puts Seamus Coleman’s place in the starting line-up under question. The veteran right-back has not had the same impact as Nathan Patterson had before his injury.

Holgate would provide more pace going forward than Coleman which Everton have lacked across the pitch recently. The likelihood is that whoever plays at right back will have to deal with an in-form Wilfried Zaha who has scored five goals this season.

Newcastle’s full backs gave the Blues’ wingers a real headache. Anthony Gordon, Demarai Gray or Dwight McNeil failed to get into the game at all.

Lampard claimed Gordon was called a ‘diver’ after he went down under the challenge of Dan Burn and the 21-year-old winger received his sixth booking of the campaign on Wednesday, the most in the Premier League this season.

It is a results business and recently Lampard hasn’t been delivering them. Everton’s atmosphere in the same fixture last season was what got the Toffees their safety. The Blues will need more of the same again on Saturday.