The current season in Premier League has been nothing less than a nightmare for Everton. The Toffees have won only two games, so far out of their first ten matches and are standing on the 18th position in the league table, with the scare of going out of the top tier by the end of this term, looming large.
The story has been even worse in their Europa League venture. The Merseyside club have failed to win a single match this season so far in the competition and were beaten prolifically by French side Lyon in their last match 2-1, in their own backyard.
They will be once again facing the same team in their very next match in the competition on Thursday and will look to regain some of the lost respect. The Toffees are already bracing themselves for a tough time in the match, as they are performing horrendously in every department and faltering throughout the season so far.
The Everton lineup might look like this against Lyon.
The Toffees have already conceded seven goals this season in the Europa League in a disastrous display of their defence. They have tried several options to stabilise the backline, including various formations, but to no avail and might go in with the conventional four-man defence in their next match.
Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams are set to feature at the heart of the backline while Micheal Keane is still struggling with an injury and the right and left sides will be guarded by Jonjoe Kenny and Leighton Baines.
Maarten Stekelenburg will feature on goal for the Toffees.
Everton’s midfield has performed very poorly this season despite having some very good players in their lineup. The likes of Davy Klaassen, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin, who are expected to start at the heart of the midfield in their next match, have failed to deliver as per their expectation and will hope for revival against Lyon.
The Merseyside club have managed to just three goals throughout their Europa League campaign so far and have looked far from impressive.
Wayne Rooney is set to lead the line for Everton, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Gylfi Sigurdsson will be assisting him in the attack. They are Everton’s best hope for a fightback, after the 2-1 loss at the hands of the French outfit, as they eye a much-needed win at the Groupama Stadium.
Here is how they might line up:
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