Everton have really turned their season around in recent weeks, having picked up impressive wins over Chelsea and Arsenal. However, Marco Silva will be well aware that this season has not been good enough for the Toffees and he will need to improve next season.
Before plans for next season can begin however, there is the trip to Craven Cottage to worry about later on today. Everton fans and Silva alike will not want this upturn in form to come crashing down at the hands of already relegated Fulham.
Of course, the Toffees will be desperate to secure a European spot this season after spending big back in the summer transfer window. Everton are currently only one point behind Leicester City who occupy seventh position at this moment in time, so a European spot is very much in sight.
Here we take a look at a couple of changes the Portuguese man could make in order to freshen up his squad and claim all three points.
Drop Dominic Calvert-Lewin
After being one of the star performers in the win over Arsenal, Marco Silva may look to rest one of his better players for an off game and save him for a tougher opponent.
As much as a time spent on the bench would be frustrating for the 22-year-old, it can only do him good as it will give him time to get back to full fitness and give him the chance to push on harder towards the end of the season.
More importantly, time on the bench can be key in keeping the bright prospect’s feet on the ground, ensuring 100% performances from the young Englishman in the future.
Start Ademola Lookman
Having an up and down season in an Everton shirt, Lookman, who is valued at £18 million (by Transfermarkt), will be hoping to get a start in the side against the relegated Fulham. After being given a cameo appearance last week against Gunners, the 21-year-old attacker will feel that when given his chance he can grab it with both hands and really look to compete with his compatriot for the attacking headlines at Goodison.
With young players like Calvert-Lewin and Lookman in the Everton side, it is certainly an exciting future for the Evertonians indeed.
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