After securing their passage into the 4th Round of the league cup last time out, Newcastle return to Premier League action tonight when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

The Toffees are unbeaten in the league so far this season, winning three and drawing two of their five games, a streak that includes the beating of Chelsea at home. In fact, Everton’s good form stretches further back, as they haven’t tasted defeat at home since the turn of the year.

Newcastle will be looking to reproduce a similar performance to that which saw them take maximum points at Villa Park a fortnight ago, rather than the one that them throw away the points at home to Hull.

All Alan Pardew’s top players are set to return after being rested for the comfortable win over Leeds in the Capital One Cup. That means the likes of Loic Remy, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko should all start, while Papiss Cisse will continue his search for his first Premier League goal of the season after scoring against the Whites.

Should Pardew decide to axe the Senegal forward, his place could be taken by Remy, with Yoan Gouffran starting from the left wing. Gouffran netted a stunning goal against Leeds, which could tempt his manager into playing him from the start in the league.

Newcastle will be without Steven Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez, while Shola Ameobi isn’t expected to be included after recovering from injury.

As for Everton, Roberto Martinez is without Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar. Summer signing Antolin Alcaraz is also injured. On loan forward Romelu Lukaku could get his first start since joining from Chelsea. The powerful striker scored against West Ham last weekend and changed the game when he came on at half-time, so Martinez may play the Belgian from the start tonight.

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  1. superstevo85

    We should start summer and play santon on left wing!!! What you guys think? I'd deffo bench cisse also, Remy up centre for me, cisse would be a great sub


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