Everton will play hosts to Leicester City at Goodison Park on the first day of the new year looking to bounce back from their narrow 1-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon. The Toffees will look to begin the new year with a win in front of their home supporters, but it won’t be an easy feat against an unpredictable Leicester side who managed to beat Manchester City earlier this month.
Marco Silva will likely opt for a 3-4-3 formation and might make a change or two to his side for this crucial league match at the blue half of Merseyside.
3-4-3 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City
Jordan Pickford will start as the Everton goalkeeper for this New Year’s Day clash against the Foxes while Maarten Stekelenburg will be part of Marco Silva’s bench. The Everton boss might opt for a back three of Michael Keane, Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma for this upcoming league encounter once again even though they failed to keep a clean sheet in their last league match versus the Seagulls.
The Toffees defensive trio needs to work together and improve on their performance if they are to keep a clean sheet against Claude Puel’s team.
The duo of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes might be asked to operate as the central midfielders. Their primary role would be to establish Everton’s dominance at the centre of the park while also providing enough ammunition for the front players.
Lucas Digne will retain his place as the left wing-back as he looks to join in on the attack down the left flank. Seamus Coleman will be deployed on the other side, but he might have his hands full while up against the pace of Demarai Gray.
Both Digne and Sigurdsson have been in terrific form for the Merseyside outfit in recent weeks so they would be confident about putting in a good display against the Foxes on Tuesday afternoon.
The trio of Bernard, Richarlison and Theo Walcott are expected to spearhead the Toffees attack up top. None of them were able to find the back of the net against an excellent Brighton side this weekend, so they would need to rectify that by scoring a few goals against Leicester next week.