3-5-2: Koeman must start this Everton XI to dominate Stoke City on Saturday

Our resident Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern are unsure how the Toffees will line up on the opening day.

Toffees boss, Ronald Koeman has experimented with a number of formations this summer and could choose to adopt the 4-2-3-1 or the 3-5-2 against Stoke.

When it comes to the club’s summer transfer business, Everton set the standard by getting their business done early.

New arrivals such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez have all settled in to life on Merseyside.

Despite losing top scorer, Romelu Lukaku, it’s exciting times for Toffees supporters, who now fancy their chances of breaking into the top six this season.

Which personnel Koeman decides to operate and the formation is uncertain, but with impressive wing-back potential and plenty of fire power down the middle, we think the Dutchman has identified his side’s potential in the 3-5-2 formation.

So without further adieu, take a look at the Everton team that would dominate Stoke on the opening day…

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