Predicted Everton Line-up To Face Manchester City In The Premier League
Everton face Premier League champions-elect Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday and the Toffees will be looking to cause a nasty upset. City need 6 more points to establish themselves as title winners this season but Allardyce’s men are likely to put up a tough fight and delay the process. Currently placed 9th in the points table, the Merseyside outfit come into this game on the back of two consecutive victories, against Brighton and Stoke City.
Playing against the best team in the league could prove to be a challenging task but Everton have displayed grit and determination in recent times and a cracking encounter appears to be on the cards.
Probable Everton XI
Manager: Sam Allardyce
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Pickford has been one of Everton’s most consistent performers and he should take up his usual role between the sticks on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman (RB)
Coleman’s energy and pace on the right flank can work wonders for the club and he is likely to retain his spot.
Phil Jagielka (CB)
Jagielka’s experience and technical knowledge can help Everton at the back and it is important for him to be at his best.
Michael Keane (CB)
Keane works well with Jagielka and he is should partner Phil at the heart of the defence.
Leighton Baines (LB)
Baines has been putting in some solid displays lately and Allardyce is likely to hand him a start once more.
Morgan Schneiderlin (CM)
In Gueye’s absence, a lot will depend on Schneiderlin, who has struggled in the past. As long as he fulfils his basic duties, the Toffees should be safe.
Wayne Rooney (CM)
Rooney is expected to continue in central midfield and dictate the proceedings.
Yannick Bolasie (LW)
Bolasie’s pace will prove to be important against a tough City defence and he is likely to be deployed on the left-wing.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (CAM)
Although Tom Davies has taken full control of this role, it is a good chance for Calvert-Lewin to display his creativity and versatility this weekend.
Theo Walcott (RW)
Walcott will be looking to get his name on the scoresheet against the league leaders. He has been an important player for Everton and is expected to start in his usual position.
Cenk Tosun (CF)
Despite initial struggles, Tosun appears to have settled in and he was quite impressive against Stoke City. The towering striker is likely to start and he will be looking to score as well.