Everton welcome Crystal Palace to Goodison Park on Saturday in the Premier League. While the Eagles have been poor of late, while Everton have turned things around, and will be the clear favourites heading into this match.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are now in the top half of the table, just three points behind sixth-placed Sheffield United.
The Toffees have been in good form of late, losing just one of their seven league matches under Ancelotti. That one loss came against league leaders Liverpool, who have dropped just one point in the entire season.
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Three Everton midfielders will miss the game through injury and suspension. Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes have long-term injuries, while Fabian Delph will miss the game against Palace through suspension.
Delph was sent off in Everton’s win over Watford last time around after getting two yellow cards.
Let’s take a look at the possible Everton lineup for the game against Crystal Palace:
Predicted Everton Lineup vs Crystal Palace
Jordan Pickford should continue in goal for the Toffees on Saturday against Crystal Palace.
Everton’s defence could be the same as last time, with Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate starting in the heart of the Toffees defence.
Mina scored a brace last time around against Watford, both of which came from set-pieces. Michael Keane is an option for Ancelotti at the back. He was brought on in the second half to see the game out last time around.
Djibril Sidibé and Lucas Digne have been in tremendous form in recent weeks, and should keep their places in the Everton lineup at right-back and left-back, respectively. Captain Seamus Coleman is an option for at right-back as well.
Delph’s suspension and the absence of Gbamin and Gomes due to injury mean that Ancelotti doesn’t have too many options in midfield.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, who had a good game last time around, should start in midfield, and he could be partnered with Morgan Schneiderlin in the middle. Tom Davies could be another option for Ancelotti in the middle of the park.
Richarlison could move from the role of a striker to the left wing to replace Alex Iwobi, while Theo Walcott, who scored the winning goal last week, might start on the right.
Moise Kean, who played a vital part in Everton’s last-gasp winner last time around, could start up front for the Toffees, alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the Everton lineup.