home team
Davies (96')
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Redmond (56')
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away team
Davies (96')
Redmond (56')
Saturday 05 May 2018, 17:30 Goodison Park

TEAM NEWS

Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss Everton’s game with Southampton after suffering a stress fracture in his back.

The Blues also remain without Gylfi Sigurdsson (knee), Eliaquim Mangala (knee) and James McCarthy (broken leg).

Sam Allardyce revealed that Mason Holgate has returned to training after undergoing ankle surgery. The manager added that the defender will not be ready to face the Saints but could return to the matchday squad for next week’s game at West Ham United.

Southampton club captain Steven Davis is out of the clash at Goodison Park, the Northern Irishman remains sidelined with an Achilles injury.

Boss Mark Hughes otherwise has a fully-fit squad to choose from.


TEAM STATISTICS

Everton
League position: 8th

Past five matches

Huddersfield Town (a) Won 2-0
Newcastle United (h) Won 1-0
Swansea City (a) Drew 1-1
Liverpool (h) Drew 0-0
Manchester City (h) Lost 3-1

Southampton
League position: 18th

Past five matches
Bournemouth (h) Won 2-1
Leicester City (a) Drew 0-0
Chelsea (n) Lost 2-0
Chelsea (h) Lost 3-2
Arsenal (a) Lost 3-2

PLAYER STATISTICS

Everton

Top goalscorers
1. Wayne Rooney: 10 (=14th in Premier League)
2. Oumar Niasse: 7
3. Cenk Tosun: 5

Most assists
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 6 (=24th in PL)
2. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 3
3. Leighton Baines/Cuco Martina/Oumar Niasse/Wayne Rooney/Theo Walcott/Yannick Bolasie: 2

Most shots
1. Wayne Rooney: 45 (=56th in PL)
2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 43
3. Gylfi Sigurdsson: 39

Most tackles

1. Idrissa Gana Gueye: 113 (2nd in PL)
2. Cuco Martina: 61
3. Morgan Schneiderlin: 53

Most minutes played
1. Jordan Pickford: 3,240
2. Idrissa Gana Gueye; 2,577
3. Michael Keane: 2,380

Southampton

Top goalscorers
1. Charlie Austin: 7 (=31st in PL)
2. Dusan Tadic: 6
3. Manolo Gabbiadini: 4

Most assists
1. Ryan Bertrand: 4 (=47th in PL)
2. Nathan Redmond/Dusan Tadic/James Ward-Prowse: 3
5. Cédric Soares/Sofiane Boufal: 22

Most shots
1. Nathan Redmond: 39 (=67th in PL)
2. Dusan Tadic: 38
3. Charlie Austin: 36

Most tackles
1. Oriol Romeu: 84 (=9th in PL)
2. Wesley Hoedt: 56
3. Mario Lemina: 53

Most minutes played

1. Ryan Bertrand: 2,875
2. Oriol Romeu: 2,631
3. Dusan Tadic: 2,567

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Jonathan Moss
Premier League games refereed this season: 26
Yellow cards issued: 94
Red cards issued: 2
Average yellow cards issued per game: 3.6

ONE TO WATCH: Dusan Tadic
The Serbian playmaker comes into the clash at Goodison Park in impressive form, having hit three goals in his past three matches. Since signing from FC Twente in 2014 for a reported £10.9million, the 29-year-old has been a key player for Southampton. He has made 132 top-flight appearances for the Saints, scoring 20 goals. He has also made 27 assists in the Premier League. Renowned for his close control, directness and finishing ability, Tadic has particularly impressed since Mark Hughes took the reins at St Mary’s in March. The 51-times capped Serbia international has credited the boss for making a “big difference” in the Saints’ battle for Premier League survival.