Everton are back up and running following the return of football after their 1-0 victory against Norwich last week.
The Toffees have had a positive start since the Premier League resumed, with this win coming after Carlo Ancelotti’s men had managed a 0-0 draw against their local rivals Liverpool, who have since been crowned champions.
They face another difficult game this evening, though, as they take on Champions League chasers Leicester City at Goodison Park. Here, we try to predict Ancelotti’s starting XI for the match.
It has been recently confirmed that Maarten Stekelenburg will return to former club Ajax, which would see the final bit of competition for Jordan Pickford depart. After two clean sheets in a row, the England number one will keep his spot between the sticks.
The back four should largely remain the same, with Seamus Coleman, Lucas Digne and Michael Keane, the goalscorer against Norwich, keeping their places. However, Yerry Mina could return, which may give Ancelotti the chance to give Mason Holgate a break.
One change could be made in midfield, with Gylfi Sigurdsson coming in to replace Tom Davies, who struggled against the Canaries – he managed a WhoScored rating of just 6.12. As such, Bernard, Andre Gomes and Alex Iwobi keep their places.
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Up front, it is hard to see any changes being made, so Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin should start. They are the club’s two highest scorers and Ancelotti will be looking to them to make the difference against the Foxes.
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