Everton hope to make it three wins on the bounce as Crystal Palace come to Goodison Park. Having named an unchanged line-up for the excellent win over Wolfsburg on Thursday, Roberto Martinez could start to rotate in some of his players champing at the bit for their first starts, like Samuel Eto'o, Christian Atsu and Muhamed Besic. Seamus Coleman, meanwhile, is expected to be fit despite suffering a blow to the head at the end of Thursday's game. KO is 4pm.
Everton are off to a flying start in the Europa League thanks to a 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith forced home the opening goal when the ball rebounded in off Ricardo Rodriguez before Seamus Coleman stooped to head home Leighton Baines' cross to make it 2-0 at half time. A Baines penalty after Aiden McGeady was tripped made it 3-0 just after the interval and Kevin Mirallas raced away to slot home a fourth. A stoppage-time free-kick from Rodriguez spoiled the clean sheet but the Blues bagged the points.
Regeneration opportunity focused on Walton Hall Park
Everton FC and Liverpool City Council have announced their intention to investigate a regeneration initiative for North Liverpool focused around a new stadium for the club at Walton Hall Park. Chairman Bill Kenwright said that the location, which would allow the club to stay within Liverpool while also "supporting, transforming and sustaining" the local community "ticks all the boxes" for Everton.
Roberto Martinez says that he and his players are looking forward to realising their reward for last season's impressive fifth-place finish when they take on Wolfsburg in the Europa League tomorrow night.