Everton welcome Fulham to Goodison Park on Sunday evening looking to remain in contention for a place in the top six of the Premier League table.
Everton possible starting lineup:
Olsen; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey; Doucoure, Davies; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, King; Richarlison
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reed, Zambo-Anguissa; Decordova-Reid, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman; Maja
While the Toffees are attempting to qualify for Europe, the visitors are eight points adrift of safety after going 12 league matches without a win.
Nevertheless, the Italian can only be left encouraged by the two comeback results which have kept the club in contention for the Champions League and secured further progress in the FA Cup.
If the Toffees are able to win their games in hand in the Premier League, they will move three points clear of neighbours Liverpool in the standings, a scenario deemed unthinkable a matter of months ago.
With Parker’s side registering four draws in succession on the road, they can at least head into this encounter in the knowledge that they are capable of producing performances on their travels.
Goals remain an issue with just four strikes coming in seven league games since the beginning of the year.
ZiMetro News Prediction:
Everton 2-0 Fulham
On occasions this season, Fulham have not received the reward for their encouraging performances. However, we do not expect the Cottagers to trouble an in-form Everton at the weekend, leading us to predict a win and clean sheet for the home team.
In other sports news on zimetro.co.zw, Arsenal have dropped into the bottom half of the Premier League table after defeats to Aston Villa and Wolves, with the north London club managing just two wins in their previous eight matches.
Arteta has not been impressed by the recent sloppy performances and is urging his squad to improve ahead of a tricky fixture against Leeds.