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Team News: Gerard Deulofeu handed Everton start

Spanish youngster Gerard Deulofeu is included in Everton's starting lineup for today's clash with Stoke City.

Everton have handed a start to Spanish youngster Gerard Deulofeu for today's clash with Stoke City.

The Barcelona loanee has been drafted into the team in place of Kevin Mirallas, who has been dropped to the substitutes' bench along with Ross Barkley.

The Blues are without the services of injured left-back Leighton Baines, who has been replaced by Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo.

Stoke have given a rare start to Marc Muniesa in the absence of defender Robert Huth, while Marc Wilson, Stephen Ireland and Kenwyne Jones have been included on the bench after returning from spells on the sidelines.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Distin, Jagielka, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Lukaku

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Assaidi, Crouch

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