Hosts will be without Coleman who has ankle injury, Bilyaletdinov who is suspended, while Gueye is suffering from a broken toe. Not only that, but Tim Cahil is suffering from an illness, while Beckford is having bruised knee and Saha is still not fit to play competitive games. With so many regular starting XI players being out and important game on Saturday against Blackburn, its obvious that
their manager David Moyes will have to give opportunitity for some of the Everton’s younger players.
Sheffield United, on the other side, will look to promote to Championship this season and this will be their main target. The Blades made a good start with three wins and one draw. They didn’t change a lot during transfer period and they are in a good form, unlike their hosts tonight. Their eyes are on league competition, but they won’t refuse any good result here and will try to take advantage against out of form and poor starters like Everton is. Sheffield is also welcoming back their striker Chris Poter from a dead leg injury.
Everton is surelly favourite here, at least on the paper. There is even a class difference here, but they will have to work hard in order to prove it. With many injured or suspended players we don’t see that coming so easily. Sheffield United’s players have more competitive games in their legs, have better atmosphere in their team and no injury worries. Everton might win this one, but it shouldn’t be as easy as the odds suggest.