Southampton v Everton: match preview

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Everton are feeling good but the scars from last week’s fraught Merseyside derby – Richarlison’s red card and James Rodríguez sustaining an injury leaving him touch and go – mean Carlo Ancelotti’s free-scoring side head to Southampton short of their full armoury. Dominic Calvert-Lewin – the league’s joint-leading scorer – will be keen to continue his impressive form, while another England striker, Southampton’s Danny Ings, will be determined to ensure Jordan Pickford has another busy afternoon. Ben Fisher

Sunday 2pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue St Mary’s Stadium

Last season Southampton 1 Everton 2

Odds H 9-5 A 13-8 D 5-2

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G2 Y7 R1 4 cards/game

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Forster, Gunn, Valery, Vokins, Slattery, Smallbone, Tella, Obafemi, Jankewitz, Ferry, Stephens, Long

Doubtful Valery (knock)

Injured Armstrong (coronavirus, 26 Oct), Salisu (match fitness, unknown), Djenepo (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Walcott (terms of loan)

Discipline Y8 R0

Form LLWWD

Leading scorer Ings 4

EVERTON

Subs from Olsen, Lössl, Virgínia, Nkounkou, Sigurdsson, Gordon, Bernard, Davies, Delph, Simms

Doubtful Rodríguez (knock)

Injured Kenny (ankle, Nov), Coleman (hamstring, Nov), Branthwaite (ankle, Nov), Holgate (toe, Nov), Gbamin (achilles, Nov), Tosun (knee, Nov)

Suspended Richarlison (first of three)

Discipline Y5 R1

Form WWWWD

Leading scorer Calvert-Lewin 7