Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Everton v Stoke: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions

Everton v Stoke: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions

Ake excelled in a loan spell for Eddie Howe's side last season and the Netherlands global could prove Antonio Conte wrong in allowing him to leave.

The Toffees have scored 30 Premier League goals at home in 2017, more than any other side - and five more than they managed in the whole of 2016.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Ronald Koeman or Mark Hughes?

Koeman said that the Ireland midfielder had made a return to training but that Saturday's season opener against Stoke would be too soon for him and fellow midfielder Ross Barkley, who misses out with a groin injury.

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Everton fans will be expecting their side to get off to a good start following a summer of heavy investment.

Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman are long-term absentees while James McCarthy and Aaron Lennon are not yet match fit. They are tasked with the giant responsibility of replacing Romelu Lukaku.

Boyhood Blue Wayne Rooney will make his second senior league debut, while Michael Keane, Sandro Ramirez, Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen and Cuco Martina could all be involved.

Doubts persist over the involvement of Bojan Krkic (calf) and Josh Tymon (foot) as well, but the Welshman may be able to hand debuts to the likes of Kurt Zouma and Fletcher following their summer switches to the Bet365 Stadium.

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But it was not to be as substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud struck late on to seal a remarkable three points for Arsene Wenger's side.


Newcastle United are thought to be leading the chase to entice the Scottish-born player away from Merseyside, though local reports suggest Everton will only consider a sale if their £25m valuation is met.

While the Irishman has returned to training after missing out on the last pre-season game against Sevilla due to a knee knock, he's being left out of Saturday's matchday squad as a precautionary measure.

Stoke are embarking on their 10th consecutive Premier League season.

United put all their eggs in a Europa League-shaped basket last season and it paid off as Mourinho led the club back into the Champions League with a 2-0 final win over Ajax. The additions should make the team much stronger than before.

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