Aston Villa v Everton: match preview

Everton have started brilliantly but Rafa Benítez faces a major test in keeping the good times rolling against Aston Villa without the services of Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Richarlison will likely have to pick up the slack in his absence. Dean Smith’s side were beaten comfortably against Chelsea last week, but with Emiliano Martínez expected back between the sticks Villa have a better chance of continuing an impressive four-match unbeaten run against Everton since their return to the Premier League. Graham Searles

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Villa Park

Last season Aston Villa 0 Everton 0

Referee Craig Pawson

This season G3 Y11 R1 4 cards/game

Odds H 6-4 A 2-1 D 27-11

Subs from Steer, Tuanzebe, Philogene-Bidace, Archer, Sanson, Young, Hause, Nakamba, Watkins, El Ghazi, Buendía

Doubtful None

Injured Chukwuemeka (groin, Oct), Trezeguet (knee, unknown), Davis (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y11 R0


Leading scorer Ings 2

Subs from Begovic, Lonergan, Kenny, Godfrey, Holgate, Branthwaite, Iwobi, Davies, Gbamin, Gordon, Rodríguez, Rondón

Doubtful None

Injured Calvert-Lewin (toe/thigh, Oct), Delph (shoulder, Oct)

Suspended None

Discipline Y9 R0


Leading scorers Calvert-Lewin, Gray 3