Last week Everton convincingly pushed themselves through to the round of sixteen in the Europa League. They followed up with another disappointing display by losing away to Arsenal. With just six points separating the Toffees from a relegation spot, it's time to get the z-car into gear. This week, the club travels to take on tenth place Stoke City who are coming off wins against Aston Villa and Hull City. Prior to those wins, they were crushed 4-1 each by Blackburn (FA Cup) and Manchester City.
With a Europa League spot for next season up for grabs, don't expect the Potters to lay back. Everton though should be feeling the heat from the bottom three below and must come out motivated and ready to push the ball forward. All of that pretty passing around the pitch will be for naught if they can't get it to their attackers.
How to Watch or Listen
Match Date and Time: Wednesday, March 4th at 19:45 GMT / 2:45 p.m. EST
Stadium: Britannia Stadium - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
TV: Not Listed - UK / NBCSN Live Extra - USA
Radio: Listen Live Via Everton's March Centre.
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA Only)
Info from: Livesoccertv.com
Everton recall Steven Naismith, Darron Gibson and Aaron Lennon to the starting XI with Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas and Muhamed Besic on the bench.
Everton Starting XI: Howard, Garbutt, Stones, Jagielka (c), Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Gibson, Lennon, Naismith, Lukaku.
Stoke City Starting XI: Begovic, Bardsley. Pieters, Wollsheid, Whelan (c), Wilson, Moses, N'Zonzi, Adam, Walters, Crouch.:
Stoke City Substitutes: Butland, Arnautovic, Diouf, Cameron, Sidwell, Teixeira, Shenton
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