It’s been a relatively quiet week at Everton, hasn’t it?..

I’m not going to mention it too much, but what I will say is that Lukaku’s going to play, and he’ll probably play well. Sounds a lot like what was happening last week. And the week before. So don’t panic.

We’re coming in very strong at home, winning our last 5 at Goodison and scoring 18 and conceding 3. Ironically enough all of the three we’ve conceded were in one game, where we scored 6. We’re bang in form and we’re getting some players returning from injury, Leighton Baines is fit after an injury scare and Calvert-Lewin looks to be back in the first-team setup after a cruel setback against Southampton.

Hull also are enjoying some good form under new management. They look revitalised and have made some shrewd additions to their side in January, none more so than on-loan striker Oumar Niasse, who won’t be playing in this game (And for our own safety, that’s a very good thing. Nothing would sting more than a Niasse winner).

It might be an odd atmosphere after an odd week on Merseyside, but it should be a very standard result.


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