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Everton will be without Steven Pienaar because the winger, on loan from Tottenham, is cup-tied.

Landon Donovan is available for the last time before he returns to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but illness could rule him out. Striker Nikica Jelavic definitely misses out due to pubalgia.

Wideman Seamus Coleman could feature against the club he played for on loan in 2010 having overcome a thigh problem, but defender Shane Duffy has an ankle complaint and joins an injury list that also includes Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka (both knee).

Matt Phillips remains Blackpool’s only injury doubt.

Phillips has displayed breathtaking form in recent weeks to help the Seasiders’ Championship promotion push gather pace, but a tight hamstring strain ruled the 20-year-old out of Tuesday night’s 3-1 win at Doncaster and boss Ian Holloway will assess his progress ahead of kick-off.

Holloway said: “He (Phillips) is the only one we’re waiting on really, and then it’s down to me to decide who I’m going to play, who I’m going to pick and how we go about it.”

On-loan Wigan forward Nouha Dicko stepped in for Phillips at the Keepmoat Stadium and is well placed to retain his place in the starting line-up having netted his first Blackpool goal.

During their maiden Premier League campaign last season, Blackpool missed out 5-3 against David Moyes’ team on Merseyside having led a thrilling contest 3-2 during the second half.

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