Everton fans have publicly voiced their opinions on the current Blues boss, especially following the recent Premier League defeat to Burnley, with "f*ck off Sam Allardyce" just one of a number of chants heard coming from the away supporters. They are fresh from a 2-0 win over Brighton and turn their attention to matchday 31 when they travel to Stoke on Saturday.
Stoke City can not let Monday's 2-0 Premier League defeat by runaway leaders Manchester City define their season and must seek a response when they play Everton this weekend, manager Paul Lambert has said.
Stoke come into this game following a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, and that defeat was preceded by a run of three draws.More news: Thanks UMBC: Everyone wins a free Little Caesar's Lunch Combo
Ashley Williams remains suspended for this match while Gylfi Sigurðsson (knee) joins Eliaquim Mangala (knee) James McCarthy (leg) and Morgan Schneiderlin (illness) out of action this weekend. It is different for Stoke, who have become draw specialists under Paul Lambert. But the Toffees will look to continue their momentum, having won three of their last six games in the league. Everton are [3.15] to win.
Everton have a two-week gap between games following this weekend's trip to Stoke in the top flight.
Only West Ham have conceded more than the 56 the Potters have shipped in the league this campaign but are in possession of the worst goal difference after 30 fixtures. However, they have been awful on road and have lost their five away games in the league.More news: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy-poisoning response
Everton have increased the use of their in-house psychologist as they attempt to overcome the "fear" that has affected them when playing away from home. However, a win has been a luxury for them this season.
Stoke are winless in their last four games against Everton while the Merseysiders have lost their five games on the road. An away win is available at 11/5 odds at Unibet.More news: Obama picks CMU over LSU in NCAA women's bracket