Everton welcome Newcastle to Goodison Park for some Monday night action this week. The Magpies have been flying high in recent weeks with four straight wins and will be looking for revenge after a Wayne Rooney goal snatched an away win for the Blues back in December.
A win for Newcastle will propel them ahead of Everton into ninth in the Premier League table, a welcome ending for Rafa Benitez after a rocky start to the season. For the Blues, this miserable season continues to drag on with the fans’ simmering irritation with Sam Allardyce’s tactics coming to a furious boil recently.
Allardyce can expect a torrid welcome tonight, and any semblance of a defensive lineup or mindset is bound to be greeted with howls of derision. Let’s see how it goes.