The clock is ticking for Norwich City if they are to stay up in the Premier League this season, with their latest test coming against Everton at Carrow Road on Wednesday.
The Canaries sit rock bottom of the table, 7 points from safety with 7 games to play.
Although not an impossible task, it is almost certain that Norwich will be playing Championship football next season, bar a remarkable ‘great escape’.
For Everton, they will be encouraged by their display in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, where despite a 0-0 draw against Liverpool, they looked the more interested of the two sides.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees are mid-table in the Premier League as it stands, but won’t have given up hope on a late surge to the European places.
Daniel Farke’s Norwich were comfortably beaten by Southampton in their last outing, and will need to turn in a better display to get anything out of the game with Everton.
The Norwich boss will have to do without trio Grant Hanley, Sam Byram and Christoph Zimmermann however, with all three expected to be out for the rest of the season.
Marco Stiepermann should be available for selection again, after missing the clash with Southampton following a positive test for Covid-19.
Everton will be without Yerry Mina, the Columbian’s thigh tear keeping him out for the remainder of the campaign.
Theo Walcott will sit out as he continues to recover from surgery, and on-loan Djibril Sidibe is rated 50-50 to feature as he nurses a knock.
Striker Cenk Tosun and midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain long-term absentees in an injury-plagued Toffees squad.
Morgan Schneiderlin has played his last game for the club after it was revealed he has joined French side Nice for an undisclosed fee, and Fabian Delph won’t play either as he recovers from a muscle strain.
Norwich City v Everton at Carrow Road is a 6pm kick off on Wednesday, 24 June.