Everton v Huddersfield Town

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1 Dec 2017
Michael Keane, Everton
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Everton welcome back Michael Keane from injury and Oumar Niasse from suspension. 

Leighton Baines (calf) has been ruled out for Sam Allardyce's first match as manager.

Huddersfield Town are without Rajiv van La Parra (suspension) but Kasey Palmer could start as he approaches full fitness.

Michael Hefele (calf), Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) and Philip Billing (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Did you know?

Everton have lost only one of their last 20 Premier League matches against newly-promoted clubs (W10 D9 L1), that sole defeat coming at Burnley in October 2016.

Huddersfield Town have not won away against Everton in any competition since a 2-1 league win in September 1937, drawing two and losing 11 since.

Only PL matches at the Etihad Stadium (31 goals) have had more goals scored this season than those at Goodison Park (24). 

Huddersfield could be the 40th PL club whom Wayne Rooney has faced; he's scored against 36 of the 39, failing only against Manchester United, Blackpool and Derby County.

 What the managers say

Sam Allardyce: "I've always thought Everton was a great club. It is a great club. Obviously, the club has gone through a difficult spell and hopefully I can put that behind us as quickly as possible and start looking upwards again."

See: Keane availability boosts Allardyce

David Wagner: “For me the most important thing is that you create chances and we did that in the last three games. You have to be focused on creating chances because goals will then come.”

See: Wagner: Focus on ourselves

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Gary Beswick, M McDonough
Fourth official: Mike Dean

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