Everton vs Arsenal
Wednesdays 4-1 merseyside derby defeat was a hard one to take for angry Everton fans and unsurprisingly, it led to rumours that manager Rafa Benitez's job is in danger.
Something must change as they start this premier league round just five points clear of 18th placed Burnley following a dismal eight match winless sequence, the last five games of which featured the same outcome.
Without home win since September, the Toffees conceded an average of 2.5 goals per game during that run, so if are to avoid getting stuck here against Arsenal they must tighten up defensively.
Mikel Arteta should receive a warm reception here having been an Everton Stewart between 2005 and 2011 before moving to north London, but he won't let that distract him from his current mission.
He will be solemnly focused on getting his side winning again after thursday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester united made it two defeats in three league matches.
Will they manage to record a victory here? Prediction: Both teams to score.
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