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Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Unsworth looking to give Everton a boost

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth
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Everton interim manager David Unsworth has been spoken of as a potential long-term replacement for Ronald Koeman and gets his first chance to audition for the role in the Toffees' League Cup clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Getting out of the Premier League bottom three is Unsworth's top priority although a positive result in London would do wonders for the team's confidence after a five-match winless run.

Chelsea have looked out of sorts recently but are odds-on favourites to go through without the need for extra-time.

However, the Blues will be without Victor Moses, N'Golo Kante (both hamstring) and Danny Drinkwater (calf).

Unsworth's first Everton team selection is complicated by the absence of long-term injured quartet Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley and suspended midfielder Idrissa Gueye. Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are available after missing Sunday's 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal.

Leicester search for a new manager seems to be further advanced than Everton's, with Claude Puel shortening to odds-on for the vacancy.

Puel parted company with Southampton this summer but has been strongly linked as a possible successor to Craig Shakespeare, who left the Foxes eight days ago.

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