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Lille
Thursday 6th November 2014 8:05 PM
(Live On The Telly)
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Goal Scorers: Osman(27m), Jagielka(41m), Naismith(60m)
Everton Team: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, McCarthy (Besic), Barry (Gibson), McGeady (Atsu), Naismith, Lukaku
Subs: Robles, Besic(85m), Barkley, Gibson(65m), Atsu(65m), Eto'o
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EXCITED
EXCITED

Everton go into the game top of Group H and a win will strenthen their position as they aim to qualify as winners of the group.

We hope Roberto goes into the tie with a full first team and get the win.

Antolin Alcaraz, who dislocated his shoulder in the Swansea game is the only one added to the injured list from the last squad.

Sylvain Distin or Tyias Browning will replace him.

Roberto said: "At the weekend, we lost Antolin and he is going to be out for a while with his shoulder.

"We don't know if he will need surgery, but he will be out for between six and 12 weeks.

So it's an opportunity for another player. Sylvain has been working really well. I thought his performance against Lille was very impressive. That's where, as a squad, you need to be able to cope with the injuries and suspensions.

"We're in a position where Sylvain and Tyias Browning - a young centre-half who has been working hard - have a good opportunity to show how strong we are a squad.

""We're all really, really excited. We really enjoyed our last game at Goodison against Wolfsburg. The two away games have been phenomenal experiences but the idea of playing at Goodison under the floodlights and facing French opposition for the first time in our history is really exciting. 

"In the last two home games in the Premier League we had sell-out crowds, so you can imagine there is a real buzz around Goodison when we play our football. 

"We really look forward to our home games, especially now we know the group inside out. We are looking to make our home an advantage.

"What we are looking at is making sure we play as well as we can in every game that we go into. The start of the season brought little blocks of games and I think we adapted towards that really well.

"I have been very impressed with the manner in which we, as a squad, have faced every game full of energy and desire, and the performances have been really good. 

"What we want to do is grow into the competition and be as good as we can. The first objective is to try to get through. If we could manage to do that it would be a phenomenal achievement when you look at the teams we had in this group.

"Step by step, we are enjoying the demands of this season but, more importantly, the Europa League has brought a different challenge for the squad and we are starting to get the rewards from that."

Everton Squad: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McGeady, McCarthy, Barry, Naismith, Lukaku, Barkley, Eto'o, Robles, Hibbert, Besic, Pienaar, Osman, Browning, Garbutt.

Kipper's Starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Naismith, Barkley, Lukaku. 

What Team would you start with? Comment Below

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Special night coming up v the "red and frog shite hello". Sammy should not lead the line. Rom or Naisy for that with Sammy or Ross tucked in behind. And give Buzz a game. Ty 's time will come. COYMB
Ivor, G St, 1:27 PM 6/11/2014
 
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We need pace & Peanuts legs seem to have gone, so Mcgeady in for me. Would also give Barry a rest with Mo & Macca a chance to give some legs in midfield, would also start Rom as Sam looked a bit tired on Saturday
Fozzy, Ellesmere Port, 11:54 AM 6/11/2014
 
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It's got to be; Howard (I wish we had a creditable replacement) Coleman,Jagielka,Distin,Baines. Although I think Hibbo might get this one. McCarthy, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar,Naismith and Eto'o. Although with the Maccams on Sunday I suppose Mo could give Macca rest and I don't really know if we are stuck,contractually,with letting Atsu have a kick too. Just so long as we don't lose any more central defenders we should have enough for both of these games.
Willy, Eckerslyke, 6:53 AM 6/11/2014
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