The Villans don’t fare so well without their battery-powered midfield battering ram, so lump on the Toffees.
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Another poor major tournament showing will be the end of Roy Hodgson, but the Three Lions need not look far for his replacement.
Recent breaks in the fixture list have brought the best out of the Toffees, who are desperate to turn their campaign around.
The homecoming of the Belgian behemoth is big news but defence is where the Villans need guidance.
With his current contract approaching the sell-by date, the Red Devils are contemplating cashing in on this sought-after winger.
The claret and blue boys have been untouchable so far and this will still be the case come five pm on Saturday.
Recognising the flaws in his aggressive youth promotion policy has paid dividends.
Their 2013/14 watershed campaign saw the Anfield club raining down punches from the opening bell.