Given our superb start to the season, there is no reason for Sam Allardyce to field a weakened side tonght like he did last season.
And that’s exactly the way it’s gone tonight, with a pretty decent starting XI tasked with putting an end to our Goodison Park curse.
With Alex Song, Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho all unavailable, tonight gives the likes of Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te a chance to impress, as well as Enner Valencia, who is eager to get himself back on the score sheet.
Here are tonight’s confirmed starting line-ups..
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