Everton team news: One change expected for the Brighton game

By Laura O'Leary

11th Dec, 2017 | 5:34pm

Everton expected 4-4-2 v Newcastle: Allardyce to axe woeful Merseyside derby man

Sam Allardyce is not expected to risk making too many changes to his Everton side which earned a draw with Liverpool at Anfield, when they play Newcastle United.

The Toffees recorded a 1-1 draw with their bitter rivals on Sunday, after Wayne Rooney converted a penalty.

Allardyce now face a Newcastle United side on Wednesday who are 16th with 15 points, after failing to win any of their last seven league games.

The Magpies have slumped to six defeats in this period, and lost to Leicester City on Saturday after a late own goal by Ayoze Perez.

Everton go into this game unbeaten in their last three league games, winning two of them.

The improvement in form has seen the Toffees move into the top-half of the table, and if Everton avoid defeat it would keep them in the top-half.

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Allardyce seems to have had a big impact since arriving at Goodison and another win would really win the fans over.

Fixtures are coming thick and fast though, and all eyes will be on his Wednesday line-up.

Click here to see the team we’re expecting Allarydce to name as he looks to make the most of his honeymoon period…