LIVE: Everton vs Newcastle… Jordan Pickford STARTS despite his error against Leicester in midweek as Steve Bruce fights to keep hold of his job after nightmare run of 11 games without a victory
Everton welcome Steve Bruce’s struggling Newcastle to Merseyside knowing that victory can take them up to fifth in the table and just a point behind rivals Liverpool, with a game-in-hand.
Carlo Ancelotti hinted in midweek that under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will be rotated for the match, while the influential Abdoulaye Doucoure returns from suspension in midfield.
Newcastle enter the fixture with manager Steve Bruce on the brink, meanwhile, following the side’s failure to win in their last 10 league matches. With fellow relegation battlers West Brom and Fulham going head-to-head this weekend, defeat at Goodison could spell serious danger.
Sportsmail‘s DANIEL DAVIS will provide live text commentary of Everton vs Newcastle – including the score, lineups and build-up.