Everton (4-2-3-1) Howard; Coleman, Alcaraz, Stones, Baines; Mirallas, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar; Barkley, Lukaku
Martinez will give England rising star Ross Barkley every chance to shake of the foot problem sustained against QPR in the FA cup last week to start this weekend. Also Leighton Baines is another doubt but may still have to start due to the regular centre-half pairing of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka ruled out.
Norwich (4-4-1-1) Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Johnson, Fer, Snodgrass; Elmander; Hooper
Hughton is likely to recall top scorer Gary Hooper,but Michael Turner, Jonny Howson and and Wes Hoolahan may miss out due to little niggles.
Come on Norwich!!!!!
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CH: “We are working hard on trying to bring players in. You have to make the right decisions to bring in the right players.” #NCFC
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) January 9, 2014
Pat Nevin bundles home the winning goal in the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
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Ross Barkley scored his first top-flight goal in the opening-day draw with the Canaries earlier this season
Some stats to get your head around:
Everton are without a win in five Barclays Premier League meetings with Norwich (D4 L1).
Norwich City scored two goals from two shots on target in their reverse fixture with Everton in August; the Toffees bagged two from seven.
The Toffees have hit the target with 50.0% of their shots so far this season; 114 of 228. Only Arsenal (52.3%) have hit the target with more.
Everton have scored inside the last 20 minutes in nine of their last 12 Premier League games.
Chris Hughton is unbeaten in five clashes against Everton in the Premier League, winning twice.
Gary Hooper has scored five and assisted one in his last 10 Premier League appearances; Norwich have only scored 11 times in total in this run.
The Canaries are unbeaten in three away from home (W1 D2); having lost the previous four.
Everton have won eight points thanks to goals scored in the 80th minute or later this season; the most in the Premier League.
Robert Snodgrass has created 36 chances this season; more than any other player yet to provide an assist in the Premier League.
Leighton Baines is the only player in Premier League history to have taken 10+ penalties and score every one (11 in total).
Without goals by defenders, Everton would be 10 points worse off and sit in eighth position in the Premier League.