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Everton vs. Blackpool

Bloomfield Road

5th February 2011

15:00

Everton Entertain Struggling Blackpool

Blackpool travel to Everton in search of much-needed points after a dismal run of form has seen them lose seven out of the last eight games.

And they can take solace at the fact that Goodison Park has hardly been a fortress for the Toffees, who have struggled at home nearly as much as the Seasiders.

David Moyes' side have won just once at home since October.

But Ian Holloway will be more bothered to see some sort of result as Pool look to fix the hinges back on their Premier League season.

A win could take them up to ninth, whilst another defeat will see them slip towards the bottom four.

Vital Quotes:

Ian Holloway glad to get away from Bloomfield Road: 'It's definitely more difficult to play at home in this division, for us anyway, and the results have proven that. Nearly everybody in the Premier League is very good at blocking you away from home and then counter-attacking.

'If you look at the stats (against West Ham), we had 21 shots and they had 11 but unfortunately they scored three and we only got one. Our style is definitely counter-attacking, getting forward and having a go.

'I think people's home expectations against Blackpool puts pressure on their team to attack us and that will leave space for us. We're just finding it a little bit difficult at home at the moment.'

David Moyes hits back in the ongoing Cesc Fabregas row: 'I have to defend the integrity of Everton and David Moyes as well.

'I think it has been said I didn't see it or I didn't hear it.

'Well I was there and I saw it and I heard it.

'Cesc questioned Everton's integrity by suggesting we possibly had given money to the referee.

'In doing that he also questioned the integrity of the referees.

'If I had said that or any other player had said that I think that would have warranted a sending off.

'I think Arsene said there was an unwritten rule that you don't say things which are in the tunnel.

'Well his player was the one who broke the unwritten rule.'

Everton Team News:

The Toffees welcome back star man Tim Cahill who has been away on internatinal duty with Australia.

Right back Tony Hibbert is back in contention again and Moyes has no fresh injury concerns.

Player to watch: Louis Saha

Saha notched Everton's opener at Arsenal on Tuesday night and his pace and power could cause discomfort for the Pool centre backs.

Blackpool Team News:

Radio Lancashire are reporting that Craig Cathcart could miss out with a hamstring injury whilst there will be crucial late fitness tests for Charlie Adam and David Vaughan.

Sergei Kornilenko isn't close enough to match fitness to be included whilst James Beattie is pushing for a starting berth after coming on in the defeat against West Ham.

Richard Kingson is sweating to see if he keeps his place between the sticks.

Either David Carney or new signing Sbai will start at left back.

Player to watch: Ian Evatt

The big defender was left out against West Ham - for reasons not disclosed - and is likely to be straight back in tomorrow.

Evatt has been one of the stand out performers all season and will keep tabs on the threatening Saha throughout.

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