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Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard downplays Europa League fatigue

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard insists that his side will not suffer a Europa League hangover this weekend.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has insisted that his side will not be addled by Europa League fatigue when they take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The USA international said that his team's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in midweek will not have a negative impact on this weekend's Premier League fixture.

"It's a positive - if you win you can stay on a good winning streak, and if you lose there's another game right there for you to prove yourself," Sky Sports News quotes Howard as saying.

"I always think the more you play the less you have to train. Playing games keeps you ticking over and I feel when there's points to be had, it's easy to bounce back.

"These two results help. Against Leicester, Arsenal and Chelsea we played well but we were just a little bit frail in certain areas. We also knew if we could beat West Brom then double up and beat Palace we'd be right back in the thick of things so hopefully that will be the case."

Everton go into the game against Palace in 12th place in the table.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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