A victory against Reading and Nicolas Anelka`s new deal with the club have made this a good week for Bolton. A win over Everton will round things off nicely going into the international break.
‘Anelka is rated only 50-50 to still be a Bolton player after the transfer window closes` – Trevor Baxter writing in the Manchester Evening News.
‘?my heart is with Bolton` – Anelka on signing a new deal with the Wanderers, about ten minutes after Numpty Baxter`s pronouncement.
Bolton Team News:
Ricardo Gardner and Joey O`Brien continue to recover from long term injuries. The main question is whether Kevin Davies will start.
Player to watch: El Hadji Diouf
Diouf had arguably his best performance in a Bolton shirt against Reading. His link up play with Nicolas Anelka is starting to look tasty.
Everton Team News:
The chances for Bolton fans to boo Alan Stubbs will be limited as he`s very doubtful with a groin strain. We hope it`s painful. Lee Carsley, who was carried off in the corresponding fixture in 2005 has a hip injury and Tim Cahill who received a well deserved slap from Bruno N`Gotty in the same game is out with a broken metatarsal.
Player to watch: Mikel Arteta
Everton don’t play the most cultured football, but Arteta is a touch of class.
Match Facts & Stats
A 1-1 draw in last years hoof-fest at the Reebok. Spectators will be hoping for a better quality of football this time.