Everton have started their new season on a mixed note, having won, drawn and lost the first three matches of the new campaign. They will be facing another tough opponent in their next match in the form of Tottenham Hotspur, which promises to be an enthralling fixture.
The Merseyside club brought in a number of new players into the side this summer, who have not been able to perform to the best of their potential in the Premier League. However, the man in charge at Goodison Park, Ronald Koeman, is confident that his side can perform better in the forthcoming matches and can develop into a formidable unit.
The contest between Spurs and the Toffees will see a number of stars vying with each other, trying to get the better of each other in order to earn valuable points for the side. However, Everton will be without their present number one, Jordan Pickford, with the Englishman picking up an injury during the recently concluded international break. The rest of the team might stay the same for Everton in their match against Tottenham.
The Everton defence looked shaky against the defending champions Chelsea in their last match in the Premier League and conceded two goals. However, they will look to bounce back in the match against the Spurs and will seek every possible alternative to keep the Tottenham forwards at bay, not letting them get past the back line consisting of Michael Keane, Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka.
The midfield of the Toffees, consisting of the likes of Mason Holgate, Tom Davies, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Leighton Baines, did not look composed against Chelsea in their last match. They will need to be better and will have to play a very important role in their encounter against the Spurs, which is going to be another tough contest for the Toffees.
The attack performed well in Everton’s first two matches against Stoke City and Manchester City, with their main spearhead and legendary English striker Wayne Rooney scoring against both the opponents to give his team an advantage. However, against Chelsea, he was not at his very best and also did not get ample support from him teammates, which saw him unable to get his name on the score sheet for the third time in succession.
Here is how they might line up:
Robles, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Holgate, Davies, Gueye, Baines, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Ramirez.