Saints aim to extend their record-breaking away run as they go in search of a ninth win at Goodison Park. Get ready with our Match Pack, in association with eToro...
Everton vs Southampton
9 July 2020, 6:00pm BST
Referee: Lee Mason
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Adrian Holmes
Fourth official: Michael Salisbury
VAR: Andy Madley
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes
HOW TO WATCH
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WHAT’S AT STAKE?
In the past few weeks, Saints have gone from a side needing to secure Premier League status to a team with a very real chance of reaching the top half of the table.
The Toffees currently sit just one point and two places above Saints in 11th, but with the home side unbeaten in their last nine at Goodison Park, Saints will need to call on that incredible away form to take anything from the tie.
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has declared that league standings are motivation enough for his hungry side, and with five games remaining, there’s plenty of time for clubs in the middle third to swap places in the hunt for a top ten finish.
After returning from suspension and making the bench in the win against Manchester City, Moussa Djenepo finds himself back on the sidelines with a calf injury.
Jannik Vestergaard remains unavailable along with Sofiane Boufal and Yan Valery but Pierre-Emile Højbjerg could yet make the nine-strong bench.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has Theo Walcott in his squad for the first time since the Premier League restart, while Alex Iwobi may also be fit after coming off early in the defeat to Tottenham on Monday.
Mason Holgate, Djibril Sidibe and Fabian Delph remain absent.
Manchester City (h) 1-0 (Adams)
Watford (a) 3-1 (Ings x2, Ward-Prowse)
Arsenal (h) 0-2
Norwich City (a) 3-0 (Ings, Armstrong, Redmond)
Newcastle United (h) 0-1
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1
Leicester City (h) 2-1 (Richarlison, Sigurdsson)
Norwich City (a) 1-0 (Keane)
Liverpool (h) 0-0
Chelsea (a) 0-4
Ralph Hasenhüttl: “They had a good run and he made a fantastic development to make quick steps out of the relegation zone.
“It shows how well he has performed with this team, how quick they adapted to his style of football and how quick he managed them to play more successfully.”
Carlo Ancelotti: “I know the manager and his team is really well organised. It is a team that plays with a lot if intensity, a strong team.
“It is a team that defends really well, high, with a lot of pressure on the ball.
“Hasenhüttl is doing a fantastic job and we have to be at our best (to beat them)."
ONES TO WATCH
Danny Ings: It’s hard to look past the striker who has made such an impact on Saints away form this season.
Three goals in the two away games since the Premier League restart shows the striker is pivotal to Ralph Hasenhüttl’s approach to games on the road.
Richarlison: The Brazilian playmaker has 30 goals in two seasons at Everton showing his contribution to The Toffees.
With his goals leading Everton to 8 wins in the 12 games where he has netted, he will once again be looking to be difference maker on Thursday.
Danny Ings 21
Nathan Redmond 5
James Ward-Prowse 5
James Ward-Prowse 5
Ché Adams 4
Shane Long 4
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 15
Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson 3
Lucas Digne 6
Djibril Sidibe 4
Richarlison, Mason Holgate 3
HEAD TO HEAD
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
November 2019: Saints 1-2 Everton (Ings)
January 2019: Saints 2-1 Everton (Ward-Prowse, Digne o.g)
October 2018: Everton 1-1 Saints (3-4p) (Ings) League Cup
August 2018: Everton 2-1 Saints (Ings)
May 2018: Saints 1-1 Everton (Redmond)
DID YOU KNOW?
Southampton have scored 25 goals from outside the area in the Premier League in the last two seasons (11 in 2019-20 & 14 in 2018-19); as many as they’d netted between 2013-14 and 2017-18.
Southampton have won three of their last four Premier League matches (L1), winning the last two in a row. Saints last won three consecutive matches in the competition in May 2016 under Ronald Koeman (4 wins).
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