Everton vs Boro: preview
It's Everton vs Middlesbrough in the Premiership on Sunday at 4pm as Yakubu takes on his former club. During the week Yakubu had said he felt insulted by comments by Middlesbrough's chairman Gibson, and will be hoping to get one over his former club.
Everton will be without Valente, but Leighton Baines is drafted in. Alan Stubbs was impressive in midweek and could take Joseph Yobo's place. Wessels is no longer in goal due to the retun of Tim Howard.
The midweek Carling Cup victory was Everton's first win in three after two consecutive Premiership losses.
For Middlesbrough, Gary O'Neil returns after being cup-tied, while Mido, Tuncay Sanli and Jonathan Woodgate should also be in contention after overcoming minor injuries. Mark Schwarzer should return in goal ahead of Bradley Jones, but Julio Arca is out for two months.
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