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Pienaar out of Chelsea clash, Lukaku faces assessment

26 August 2014 11:37

Steven Pienaar has been ruled out of Everton's clash with Chelsea on Saturday but Romelu Lukaku could be fit to face his former club.

Both players limped off in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Goodison Park, as Pienaar was replaced by Leon Osman after just 10 minutes with a groin complaint while Lukaku lasted 76 minutes before coming off with a toe problem.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea visit Merseyside next weekend and Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that midfielder Pienaar will definitely sit out, but the Spaniard was more hopeful on striker Lukaku - who joined from Chelsea in a £28million deal in the close-season.

"They have both been assessed," Martinez said on Tuesday. "Stevie P [Pienaar] is going to miss the game at the weekend. He is the one that is going to take a little bit of time.

"Stevie is going to be out and he is going to join Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo who are the only other two players that are not available.

"Romelu, we will keep assessing him. He has reacted well in the 48 hours after the game.

"At the moment it is too early to know if he will be available at the weekend but I am quite positive with Rom."

One player who will compete for a place is midfielder Darron Gibson, who has not played a competitive match since damaging his cruciate knee ligament playing for the Republic of Ireland last October.

The 26-year-old was used sparingly during pre-season, but the ex-Manchester United man is in contention for Saturday.

"Darron Gibson is fully fit and I consider him part of the squad," Martinez continued. "He will be ready from now on to join the group and compete for a place."

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3 - 6

Competition
Premier League
Date
30 August 2014
Game week
3
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
3 - 6
Venue
Goodison Park (Liverpool)
Attendance
39402

Goals

0 - 1
1' Diego Costa
 (assist by Fàbregas)
0 - 2
3' B. Ivanović
 (assist by Ramires)
K. Mirallas 45'
(assist by S. Coleman) 
1 - 2
1 - 3
67' S. Coleman (OG)
S. Naismith 69'
(assist by A. McGeady) 
2 - 3
2 - 4
74' N. Matić
 (assist by Ramires)
S. Eto'o 76'
(assist by L. Baines) 
3 - 4
3 - 5
77' Ramires
 (assist by N. Matić)
3 - 6
90' Diego Costa
 (assist by J. Obi Mikel)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
24 69'
6
3
15
23 67'
7
18
16
14 69'
11 45'
10
Coach: Roberto Martínez
# Player Bookings
13
26
24
2 3'
28
4 81'
22
7 64' 77'
21 74'
10
19 1' 56' 90'
Coach: José Mourinho

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
5 76'
17
1
4
21
26
30
# Player Bookings
12
3
11
1
5
14
17

Monday 20 October

15:29
15:15
14:56
14:43
14:35
14:34
14:22
14:08
13:22
13:11
13:09
12:36
12:14
12:11
11:54
11:02
10:45
10:14
09:42
09:22
08:40
08:21
07:29
07:18
06:55
06:28
05:42
05:14
05:11
04:49
04:41
03:55
03:44
03:34
03:15
03:02
02:37
02:15
00:51

Sunday 19 October

23:57
23:39
23:21
22:55
22:53
21:48
21:36
21:11
20:59
20:43
20:10
19:43
19:31
19:21
19:12
19:11
18:59
18:46
18:33
17:55
17:51
17:14
17:11
16:55
16:55
16:44
15:55
15:51
15:43
15:37
15:09
15:01
14:02
13:54
13:51
13:42
13:36
13:23
13:22
13:03
12:37
11:39
11:16
10:57
10:49
10:45
06:52
06:43
06:05
04:19
03:00
02:01
02:01
00:41
00:32
00:10

Saturday 18 October

23:52
23:38
23:19
23:10
22:44
22:25
22:20
21:57
21:51
21:38
21:27
21:25
21:07
21:01
20:54
20:49
20:35
20:32
20:19
20:16
20:15
20:02
19:54
19:46
19:44
19:32
19:25
19:13
19:00
18:04
18:02
18:01
18:00
17:57
17:55
17:34
17:32
17:26
17:25
16:19
15:48
15:42
15:41
15:15
14:36
14:06
13:40
12:53
12:52
11:46
11:30
11:10
10:47
08:00
07:11
06:43
06:40
05:41
05:32
05:31
05:10
04:19
04:14
01:57
01:34
01:28

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +15 22
2 8 +10 17
3 8 +14 16
4 8 +4 13
5 8 +1 13
6 7 +3 11
7 8 +2 11
8 8 +1 11
9 8 -1 11
10 8 -1 11
11 8 +0 10
12 8 -8 10
13 8 +0 9
14 8 -2 9
15 7 -1 8
16 8 -3 8
17 8 -7 8
18 8 -6 7
19 8 -9 4
20 8 -12 4

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