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Wednesday 4th March 2015 7:45 PM
Referee: Clattenberg
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Everton Team: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Garbutt, Lennon (Kone), McCarthy, Gibson, Barry (Osman), Naismith (Mirallas), Lukaku
Subs: Robles, Alcaraz, Besic, Barkley, Osman(60m), Mirallas(80m), Kone(60m)
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Will Gibbo Return
Will Gibbo Return

Everton will have the same squad as the Arsenal game with hopefully the addition of Leighton Baines.

If the England international fails a fitness test then Luke Garbutt will continue to deputise. 

Darron Gibson should return after being left out of the game at the Emirates. 

The fit-again Leon Osman could get a run out if Roberto wants to change a few faces.

Roberto said: "We're going to assess Leighton today and we'll make a final decision.

"It's a difficult one, but the players that were available for the Arsenal game are available to face Stoke.

"Christian will start training on Friday and he will be available for the Dynamo Kiev game."

Everton squad: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Garbutt, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Gibson, Naismith, Lukaku, Robles, Baines, Browning, Besic, Osman, Barkley, Kone, Lennon, Stones.

Jogger's starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Garbutt, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Gibson, Naismith, Lukaku.  

WHAT TEAM WOULD YOU START? COMMENT BELOW

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18
It's d?j? vu again isn't it.. When is Roberto please please please do I need to shout it out BARRY DOESN'T HAVE THE LEGS FOR IT ANY MORE. Sorry Gareth, but thank you for last season, please move aside & let Besic in. Ditto Taliban Tim. Roberto everyone has cottoned on to you mate, predictable formation & subs. Pace, penetration and bite is what we need, please before it's toooo late..
Ian, Runcorn, 11:51 PM 4/03/2015
 
17
Martinez out! Big Joe Royle in as caretaker til the end of the season.
gary, l'pool, 11:04 PM 4/03/2015
 
16
With the players we have got we should being looking at going for champions league football not championship football. I can't see we're goals are coming from, we don't seem to have any fight in us. We do well in European games and Spanish knob thinks its ok (just like he did with winning the fa cup with Wigan) and look what he did with them. 6 points from the drop zone I think it's about time bill grew a set of balls and told El knob to fuck off now because this is looking like the old mike walker days and we don't look if we could win a kitten fight never mind a relegation dog fight. Something needs sorting and sorting fast or we may end up another of el knobs championship teams.
Lee, Bootle, 10:43 PM 4/03/2015
 
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How much more of this have we got 2 take wasn't a fluke how much gd Martinez done last year or in this years europa league but isn't a fluke he took Wigan down an in my opinion probaly take us down cos can't see us beatin any1 it's really bad an fink now it's time he goes cos he is ruinin r club but don't fink kenwright will get rid of him an Weill have 2 lisen 2 the rubbish he speaks in Interviews absolute rubbish really fink Weill be in championship next year gutted
Mike, Liverpool, 10:36 PM 4/03/2015
 
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Enough is enough. Things must change now. Teams want to play Everton, it's 3 points without having to try too hard. Sorry Roberto you're just not good enough !!!
woody, bedworth, 10:30 PM 4/03/2015
 
13
Gutted, simply not good enough! It's about time Martinez did the decent thing and stands down, he has proven he is out of his depth!
Angry toffee!, London, 10:10 PM 4/03/2015
 
12
Martinez doesn't have a clue! Get rid of him bill! Want him gone tomorrow morning! Put big dunc in charge, maybe he'll play our best team, might get a result!
Josh, Chester, 9:49 PM 4/03/2015
 
11
If this gobshite is not sacked now then make no mistake we will be relegated. No excuses if it weren't for Europa league then he would be gone already. In 40 years of watching the blues I have never seen piss poor performance after piss poor performance like it. The man just doesn't know what to do. He is totally out of his depth.
Markblue3, Huyton, 9:44 PM 4/03/2015
 
10
He let me down - now bugger off Martinez you are simply clueless
Craig Findlater, Romsey Hampshire, 9:40 PM 4/03/2015
 
9
how shite are we???!!! how are these supposed quality players playing so rubbish????? this is mike walker'ish. it's embarrassing....gotta hear what the "phenomenal" one says after this shower of shite,,,,fcuk Europe, we could be relegated, this is relegation form isn't it??? we need to get 3 pts against Newcastle or we are really in a dogfight!!!!
blue meanie, pepper land, 9:39 PM 4/03/2015
 
8
in this country human beings are expendable - so why is howard still in goal - equivalent to giving the opposition a one goal lead????
Artie, St Michaels, 8:09 PM 4/03/2015
 
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Having been on Grandpa duty and between building trampolines and playing at ruddy superheroes and Ninja Turtles I have just watched Roberto's pre match conference. Is it me or does he really talk any sense these days ? A big moment in so and so's career and the high intensity of the squad and the fantastic ability of the squad to adapt ZZZZZZZZ what an f'ing load of shit ? What I want him to say is that we will all be motivated to do our absolute best to get three points and we appreciate that we are in a very serious relegation battle - there can be no room for a cock up from anyone. And finally if someone does not look up for the battle royal against Uncle Fester and Stick Man they will be substituted for someone who is ! Is Mirallas up for a bloodbath at the Britannia on a cold night in Stoke or is he going to wander around aimlessly sulking and gelling his quiff. This is a pivotal match Roberto so don't you let me down Amigo
Craig Findlater, Romsey Hampshire, 5:24 PM 4/03/2015
 
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Howard Coleman Jags Stones Garbutt Besic Barry McCarthy Mirralis Naismith Lukaku
Tess Tickle, The Muncaster Pub Bootle, 5:16 PM 4/03/2015
 
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Think fans are getting to the point that they just want this season over and out of the way. Everton will survive....JUST but it's been one huge disappointment especially with the likes of Barkeley and Mirralas and El Bob just not doing the business with some wierd choices....there is the potential for greatness just don't know what happened?!?!?! Anyway hope they do the business against Stoke...
Wrighty, Dudley, 4:53 PM 4/03/2015
 
4
Gibson has to start just like he should of done on Sunday!
Big Jim, Southport, 1:48 PM 4/03/2015
 
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Drop Barry and Mirallas put in Besic an Barkley. We need energy, pace and strength to take the game to tis bunch of cloggers because we have to get something out of this game or we really are staring into the Championship abyss. Mirallas will be good in the last twenty and Barry if we need to hang on. COYB
john, The Shires, 1:10 PM 4/03/2015
 
2
The whole bloody squad except Ross!! Play all of them and get three incredibly needed pointS- last nights results and today's table makes my flesh creep !!!
Craig Findlater, Romsey Hampshire, 1:00 PM 4/03/2015
 
1
If we lose this one I can see someone sharpening an axe.
Spectator, Crosby, 12:59 PM 4/03/2015
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