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Burnley and Everton face a third Boxing Day meeting in four years as the Toffees chase a Christmas win in Lancashire.

Everton have won all their previous Boxing Day clashes with Burnley with boss Rafa Benitez in firm need of some festive cheer.

Both Everton and Burnley have been hit by Covid-19 cancellations this month but their injuries are yet to clear up.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is edging closer to a first team return but Richarlison, Lucas Digne, Andros Townsend and Yerry Mina are all out for Rafa.

And Sean Dyche is unlikely to be in the mood for too many Christmas surprises with Maxwell Cornet set to replace Jay Rodriguez up top.

Kick off in this one is 3pm on Boxing Day at Turf Moor.

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