Everton to get back on track by popping Cherries
Everton needed a result to kick-start their season and got it by beating Sunderland 3-0 in Wednesday's League Cup third-round tie at Goodison Park.
It was not a vintage performance but it should have restored some of the belief that was shredded by a run of four successive defeats.
The Toffees lack a reliable striker and might look enviously at Bournemouth, who have Jermain Defoe. However, Everton look stronger in all other areas of the pitch and should get the win.
1pt 7-10 general
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is pushing for a start after scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Sunderland but long-term absentees Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori remain unavailable.
Tyrone Mings (back) is sidelined for a month. Junior Stanislas (groin) is ready to return to league action but Callum Wilson (knee) is out.
Bournemouth have won one of their last 11 away league games.
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