Everton will look to get back to winning ways and return to the summit of the Premier League when they face Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday.
The Toffees had their blistering opening to the season ended by Southampton last time out, suffering a 2-0 defeat against the Saints to bring their unbeaten start to an end.
They face a Newcastle side who currently sit 14th after grabbing a late draw with Wolves in their last top flight outing.
Here’s 90min‘s preview of the game.
When Is Kick Off? Sunday 1 November
What Time Is Kick Off? 14:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? St James’ Park
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Referee? Stuart Attwell
Newcastle have a number of injury concerns, with Martin Dúbravka, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle all unavailable.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles is also a major doubt with a foot injury, but there’s hope that the former Nottingham Forest will be fit enough to start the game.
Everton are without the suspended Richarlison and Lucas Digne, with the former serving a three-match ban after seeing red in the Merseyside derby, and the latter out for one game following his sending off against Southampton.
The Toffees are also without the injured James Rodriguez, Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Newcastle: Darlow; Fernandez, Schar, Lascelles; Murphy, Hendrick, Hayden, Lewis, Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Wilson
Everton: Pickford; Kenny, Mina, Keane, Nkounkou; Delph, Allan, Gordon, Doucoure, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin
Newcastle have made a steady start to the Premier League season; winning two, drawing two and losing two. New signing Callum Wilson has proved a very shrewd acquisition thus far, with the former Bournemouth man netting four goals in six games.
Everton suffered their first setback of the season last time out as they lost 2-0 to Southampton. Prior to that, the Toffees had been enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League campaign, with forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the form of his life.
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle (25/10)
Newcastle 1-3 Manchester United (17/10)
Newport 1-1 Newcastle (30/09)
Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle (27/09)
Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle (23/09)
Southampton 2-0 Everton (25/10)
Everton 2-2 Liverpool (17/10)
Everton 4-2 Brighton (03/10)
Everton 4-1 West Ham (30/09)
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton (26/09)
Everton have been hugely impressive this season, but Sunday’s clash will be a real test of their strength in depth as their much depleted squad take on Newcastle.
The absence of Rodriguez is obviously key, but missing both first choice full backs in Digne and Coleman – who have both been consistently excellent this season – could be equally as detrimental.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle can easily frustrate good teams as they proved against Wolves last time out, and with Everton down to their bare bones, the Magpies could take a share of the spoils again on Sunday.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Everton