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The Hawthorns (ATT 25,383) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Moss

W Brom West Bromwich Albion vs Everton Everton

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West Brom v Everton preview

Toffees in search of third straight win to start the season

Last Updated: 31/08/12 1:24pm

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Kevin Mirallas: Belgium international set to make his Premier League debut for Everton against West Brom

Kevin Mirallas: Belgium international set to make his Premier League debut for Everton against West Brom

Everton are looking for a third straight Premier League win when they travel to the Hawthorns to take on unbeaten West Brom on Saturday.

Opta Facts

  • Leon Osman has scored four goals against West Brom in the Premier League.
  • Marouane Fellaini has committed more fouls than any other player in the Premier League this season (10).
  • West Brom have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games at The Hawthorns.

The Toffees have not won their first three matches of the season in 19 years and three points here would take David Moyes' side level on points at the top of the table going into the international break.

Moyes will be pleased the transfer window has closed without the loss of any key personnel after Mikel Arteta's deadline day exit last year.

And with Belgium international Kevin Mirallas set for his Premier League debut after being involved against Leyton Orient in midweek, Everton look to have more strength in depth than recent years.

But none of that will make an away day against Albion an easy assignment.

Steve Clarke's side have already seen one optimistic Merseyside outfit leave the Black Country pointless after the Baggies' 3-0 win over Liverpool on the opening day.

They followed that up by riding their luck against Tottenham before showing impressive resilience to grab a late equaliser and West Brom will be hopeful of overtaking Everton in the table by 5pm on Saturday.

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West Brom boss Steve Clarke will check on the fitness of several key players before finalising his side.

Defenders Steven Reid, Jonas Olsson and Liam Ridgewell, midfielders James Morrison, Graham Dorrans and Jerome Thomas plus strikers Peter Odemwingie and Romelu Lukaku all missed the midweek Capital One Cup tie at Yeovil.

Four of the eight returned to training on Thursday with Clarke indicating another two joined in on Friday.

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Everton boss David Moyes has a fully-fit squad to select from, with Mirallas in contention for his Premier League bow.

Phil Neville is available despite having to come off towards the end of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup second-round victory over Leyton Orient with a hamstring problem, as is defender Tony Hibbert, who has missed the last two games with a neck injury.

Previous game's starting line-ups

4-3-3
  • Myhill 13 Myhill
  • Dawson 25 Dawson
  • McAuley 23 McAuley
  • Olsson J 3 Olsson J

  • Lescott 6 Lescott
  • Fletcher 24 Fletcher
  • Yacob 5 Yacob

  • Morrison 7 Morrison
  • McManaman 19 McManaman

  • Berahino 18 Berahino
  • Brunt 11 Brunt

Team taken from West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal (Barclays Premier League) on Sunday 24th May 2015

4-2-3-1
  • Howard 24 Howard
  • Coleman 23 Coleman
  • Stones 26 Stones
  • Jagielka 6 Jagielka
  • Galloway 32 Galloway

  • McCarthy 16 McCarthy
  • Barry 18 Barry
  • Mirallas 11 Mirallas

  • Barkley 20 Barkley

  • Osman 21 Osman
  • Lukaku 10 Lukaku

Team taken from Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur (Barclays Premier League) on Sunday 24th May 2015


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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 38 87
2 Manchester City 38 79
3 Arsenal 38 75
4 Manchester United 38 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 64
6 Liverpool 38 62
7 Southampton 38 60
8 Swansea City 38 56
9 Stoke City 38 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 48
11 Everton 38 47
12 West Ham United 38 47
13 West Bromwich Albion 38 44
14 Leicester City 38 41
15 Newcastle United 38 39
16 Sunderland 38 38
17 Aston Villa 38 38
18 Hull City 38 35
19 Burnley 38 33
20 Queens Park Rangers 38 30

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