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<p><strong>2. Gareth Barry (Everton, v Chelsea, Saturday)</strong></p>
<p>Roberto Martinez’s re-shaping of Everton moves to a new phase with the arrival of a passer in Barry, rescued from the purgatory of Manchester City’s bench. The next step is to persuade Everton’s back four to give him the ball, rather than look in vain for the head of Marouane Fellaini.</p>

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