Beattie back for Toffees

James Beattie returns to Everton’s front line today in the absence of both teenage strikers Victor Anichebe and James Vaughan in the only change from the side that drew at Bolton last week.

James Beattie returns to Everton’s front line today in the absence of both teenage strikers Victor Anichebe and James Vaughan in the only change from the side that drew at Bolton last week.

Charlton, battling desperately against the drop, make three changes from the 0-0 draw home to Reading last time out.

Amdy Faye, Bryan Hughes and Ben Thatcher return, in place of Marcus Bent, Hermann Hreidarsson and Jerome Thomas.

Algeria defender Madjid Bougherra is fit again following a knee injury and returns to the bench, along with veteran striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Yobo, Stubbs, Lescott, Osman, Carsley, Neville, Arteta, Johnson, Beattie.

Subs: Wright, Naysmith, Van der Meyde, McFadden, Anderson.

Charlton: Carson, Young, El Karkouri, Diawara, Thatcher, Ambrose, Song Billong, Faye, Hughes, Zheng, Darren Bent.

Subs: Randolph, Holland, Hasselbaink, Rommedahl, Bougherra.

Referee: M Halsey (Lancashire).

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