Late assessment for Everton's Gibson

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is hoping to prove his fitness in order to feature in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Gibson – eligible after his red card in last week’s win at West Ham was overturned – was withdrawn at half-time against Wigan on St Stepen's Day with a thigh strain.

Right-back Seamus Coleman could return after a knock but midfielder Marouane Fellaini completes a three-match ban and defender Tony Hibbert (hamstring) and striker Kevin Mirallas (calf) are out.

Provisional squad: Howard, Mucha, Neville, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Naismith, Osman, Gibson, Pienaar, Jelavic, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Oviedo, Barkley, Vellios, Gueye, Duffy, Anichebe.

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