Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Aston Villa and Leeds United, Fulham will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Everton on Matchday 14. The Cottagers have been performing above all expectations this season, and they should continue relying on key attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored his ninth goal of the season in a 3-2 win over Leeds United. Defenders Tete and Kurzawa, as well as midfielder Solomon are sidelined with injuries.
The Toffees, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Crystal Palace, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Fit-again centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin should keep his place up front after scoring the opener against the Eagles, while all Mina, Godfrey, and Townsend remain in the recovery room. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards as Frank Lampard’s troops proved their worth in their last league match.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United.
In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham.
Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.