Pepe Mel will take charge of West Brom for the first time from the touchline, since his appointment last week.
Mel had been hired by the time his new club clashed with Southampton last Saturday but sat in the stands to witness his side lose 1-0 to the Saints. Mel will have to overturn a terrible run of Baggies form if he is to stabilise them above the relegation-zone, as they have won only once in 12 games.
At Real Betis, Mel tended to use a 4-5-1 system but would switch to 4-4-2 if his side were chasing a game. He also deployed a high defensive line which, if utilised at West Brom, could improve the Baggies going forward but might make them susceptible on the counter-attack.
When the two sides met at the beginning of the season, it was very much roles reversed. Roberto Martinez was finding his feet at the Toffees, as their new manager, and was content with his side’s draw against a stable West Brom side, managed by Steve Clarke.
Martinez will be aware that, subject to the weekend’s results amongst the top-four contenders, his side could move into the Champions League places with a win.
New Toffees signing Aiden McGeady was unveiled last week at Goodison Park and is in line to make his first start for the club, although it is more likely that he will begin from the bench.
KICK-OFF: Monday, 8pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Everton 0 West Brom 0, Premier League, August 2013
Everton 2 (Baines 2) West Brom 1 (Long), Premier League, January 2013
West Brom 2 (Long, McAuley) Everton 0, Premier League, September 2012
West Brom have only won once in 12 games
Everton have lost the least games in Premier league, only two
The Toffees have the joint-best defensive record in the division, conceding only 19 goals
West Brom to win: 3.25
Everton to win: 3.30
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Everton - January transfer targets
Everton - January transfer targets
1/15 Alexandre Lacazette - The Lyon striker has nine goals so far this season and is reportedly wanted by Martinez to provide competition for Romelu Lukaku.
2/15 Tom Ince - Blackpool star and son of Paul, Ince is wanted by a host of clubs. Will Everton be able to lure him to Goodison Park?
3/15 Paul-Georges Ntep - The young Cameroonian striker is reportedly another forward very much on Martinez's radar.
4/15 Ryan Bertrand - With Leighton Baines possibly on his way out of the club, Everton could be in the market for a left back and Chelsea's out of favour youngster could be the man they go for.
5/15 Michy Batshuayi - The powerful Belgian is reportedly wanted by Everton to replace Lukaku next season but the club could move for him this January.
6/15 Fernando - Porto's midfielder is reportedly also being tracked by Liverpool and Man United as well as several Serie A clubs, can Everton compete with their financial clout?
7/15 Kenwyne Jones - Bizarrely Everton have been linked with a move for the Stoke striker who has managed just 13 league goals in his time at the club.
8/15 Thomas Heurtaux - With Jonny Heitinga reportedly on his way out of the club, Everton are said to be looking at Udinese's impressive French defender.
9/15 Shane Long - A proven Premier League goalscorer, Shane Long would seem a good piece of business for Martinez.
10/15 Alfred Finnbogason - The Icelandic forward is another striker reportedly on Martinez's radar and was in good early season form in Holland until suffering an injury.
11/15 Oriol Riera - With Jelavic's departure, the Tofees are in the market for a striker and Osasuna's Riera is reportedly in their sights.
12/15 Dusan Tadic - The Serbian midfielder is another from the Dutch league that Everton are said to be considering.
13/15 Emmanuel Rivière - French media have reported that Everton sent scouts to watch the Monaco forward in action.
14/15 Andrew Robertson - Dundee's highly-rated teenager is a player Martinez has been to watch personally although he would be probably be loaned straight back to his club until the summer.
15/15 Thievy - The French striker could match Arouna Kone in the outlandish hair stakes should he join him at Everton. He is said to be another man on the club's radar.