Everton v Norwich preview: Roberto Martinez era over at Goodison
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 15/05/16 3:55pm
David Unsworth and Joe Royle will take charge of Everton as they finish their season at home to Norwich on Sunday.
The Toffees are on the search for a new permanent manager following the sacking of Roberto Martinez on Thursday.
Although they reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup, the Toffees have picked up only four points since March 5 and the 3-0 loss to Sunderland on Wednesday stretched their dismal run of form to just one win in 10 matches in all competitions.
They will now look to finish a disappointing league campaign on a high against the team they relegated on Wednesday by losing to Sunderland.
The Canaries are heading back to the Championship along with Newcastle and Aston Villa, and manager Alex Neil expects changes in the summer.
"There will have to come a certain amount of freshness. A lot of players have been here for a number of years and that carries its own problems at times," he said.
"We've got the basis of a really good squad. Looking at the squad we've got, how we would've hoped to have performed, I don't think we hit those heights and ultimately that's where we've got to."
Tim Howard will make a final appearance in goal for Everton before leaving after 10 years to return home to the United States, where he will join the Colorado Rapids.
Captain Phil Jagielka has returned to training following a hamstring injury while full-back Seamus Coleman will have a late fitness test on a similar problem.
Norwich could be unchanged as they will still be without midfielder Jonny Howson (knee), defender Timm Klose (knee) and midfielder Alex Tettey (ankle).
Six of the last eight meetings between Everton and Norwich City in all competitions have ended as draws.
Norwich have won just one of the last 11 Premier League meetings against Everton (W1 D6 L4).
Norwich's last win at Goodison Park (in 1993) saw Efan Ekoku become the first player to score four goals in a Premier League match as the Canaries ran out 5-1 winners.
Even if Everton win this game, this will be their lowest total for points at home in a single Premier League season (currently on 20, previous low of 25 in 1996/97).
Midfielder Gareth Barry has made more Premier League starts than any other player, 572, one more than David James.
Norwich have now been relegated from the Premier League a joint-high four times, level with Crystal Palace.
The Canaries have kept a league-low five clean sheets in the top-flight this season.
The players haven't looked like they have been playing for Roberto Martinez recently and now he is gone. Now the players will run around and look like they are making an effort.
The last few weeks they have been absolutely atrocious. Norwich will be deflated after their relegation and Everton will turn it on.
PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (16/1 with Sky Bet)
Everton will look to end their disappointing season on a high when then take on relegated Norwich and Sky Bet make the Toffies 3/4 to get the win.
Norwich, who will be looking to rebuild in the Championship next term, have been priced up at 16/5 to get the victory at Goodison Park while the draw is 29/10.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp expects Everton to emerge 2-0 winners after sacking manager Roberto Martinez in midweek and punters can get 9/1 about that exact result.