Toffees take on the Canaries at Carrow Road.
Everton need a win to keep the pressure on Arsenal above them and restore their six-point lead on rivals Liverpool, but a trip to Carrow Road is no easy task. Norwich have been beaten on their own turf by just three teams in the Premier League this season, boasting victories over Arsenal and Manchester United in that run, and the forecasted snow will only make the visit more arduous. Norwich have captain Grant Holt back from injury, while David Moyes needs Nikica Jelavic to rediscover last season’s form, with Victor Anichebe a doubt.
Venue Carrow Road, Saturday 3pm
Last season Norwich 2 Everton 2
Referee Lee Mason
This season’s matches 16 Y54, R0, 3.38 cards per game
Subs from Camp, Steer, Whittaker, Fox, Howson, Jackson, R Bennett, E Bennett, Surman, Becchio, Barnett, Tierney, Kamara
Doubtful Pilkington (hamstring), Surman (knee), Tettey (knock)
Injured Ruddy (thigh, 17 Mar)
Form guide DDDLDL
Disciplinary record Y33 R0
Leading scorers Holt, Pilkington, Snodgrass 4
Subs from Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Duffy, Coleman, Stones, Vellios, Anichebe
Doubtful Anichebe (knock), Coleman (thigh)
Injured Hibbert (calf, 9 Mar)
Form guide LDWDDW
Disciplinary record Y40 R2
Leading scorer Fellaini 10
The two clubs have drawn each of their last three league encounters. Five of their previous 11 Premier League meetings have ended all-square (45%).
Everton’s only win at Carrow Road in their last nine visits, spanning 23 years, is their 3-2 triumph in 2004.
Norwich are without a win in their last seven league games against the Merseysiders. Their last win was a 3-0 home victory against Mike Walker’s Everton in March 1994. Both of Norwich’s only other two Premier League wins against the
Toffees came when Walker was the Canaries’ boss.
The Canaries are winless in their last nine Premier League games (D4, L5). They have drawn four of their last five matches.
Wes Hoolahan’s goal in the 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham at the end of January is the only time Norwich have scored in their last five Premier League matches.
Norwich have managed an unrivalled five Premier League goalless draws, with three coming in the last five games.
All six of City’s league wins this campaign have been by the odd goal.
The Toffees have drawn seven of 14 matches against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, although they have suffered only one defeat (2-1 at Reading).
Having scored in 18 consecutive games, Everton have now failed to score in three of their last five league games.
Marouane Fellaini has managed more headers on target (13) than any other player in the Premier League this season.
Everton have used fewer players (22) than any other side in the Premier League this season.
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