Everton will be looking to make their hopes of a top-four finish this weekend come alive as they play host to Fulham. The match schedules on Sunday at Goodison Park with a kickoff at 10 pm.
While the Toffees maintain their stance for a top-six finish, the visitors are eight points adrift of safety and enter 12 league matches without a win.
Carlo Ancelotti will be working hard to avoid building a reputation of conceding seven goals after seven matches. It is particular against rivals such as Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs.
However, the Italian will be appreciative of the efforts shown by his side to make two comebacks. It keeps the side in hopes of a Champions League spot and further progress in the FA Cup.
If Toffees are to pull off a win in their games in hand, they have a golden chance to move closer to their rivals Liverpool with three points clear. The side has only eight points coming off from top-six flight league matches. Consistency continues to be a major hassle for Ancelotti with hopes of redemption.
Despite eight draws and four clean sheets, Scott Parker knows a win for the Cottagers is a step closer to relegation. There were positives to be taken during their weekend draw with West Ham. It remains a struggle to pick a win at home after eight matches.
Everton vs. Fulham head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with Everton taking 14 wins while Fulham with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 5-4 Tottenham
Manchester United 3-3 Everton
Leeds United 1-2 Everton
Everton 0-2 Newcastle
Everton 1-1 Leicester City
Fulham 0-0 West Ham
Fulham 0-2 Leicester City
West Brom 2-2 Fulham
Brighton 0-0 Fulham
Fulham 0-3 Burnley
Everton Team News
Ancelotti might not take the chance to risk Dominic Calvert-Lewin after picking a hamstring injury in their midweek FA Cup fixture. Other doubts ahead of this clash include James Rodriguez and Lucas Digne. It might give chances for Mason Holgate and Josh King into the starting XI.
Fulham Team News
Parker might feel it is time to sign Josh Maga his first Premier League debut after a move from Bordeaux. Mario Lemina might get a start on the bench in place of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Prediction and Odds
It is hard for Scott Parker to turn around their current woes against an Ancelotti side in current a high form.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H