Everton are facing a tough time in the Premier League, having managed to win only one of their last seven matches. The Toffees have slipped to the eleventh spot in the league table and have now entered the bottom half of the table.
Marco Silva’s men are set to take on Lincoln City in their next encounter in the FA Cup third round and would look to get back to winning ways. However, it would not be an easy task for the Merseyside club as Lincoln City, who are the current league leaders in League Two, could surprise the Toffees in their own backyard.
Everton doesn’t have any major injury worries to be concerned about in this game. Young winger Ademola Lookman is carrying an ankle injury but is expected to be fit for the match against the Imps.
Jordan Pickford is expected to be rested for the next fixture. Maarten Stekelenburg would start in goal for the Toffees for the FA Cup matchup.
The duo of Phil Jagielka and Kurt Zouma would start in the heart of the defence for the Toffees against the Imps. Another veteran Leighton Baines begins in the left back position to replace the in-form Lucas Digne. Tyias Browning would start in the right-back spot ahead of Seamus Coleman and Jonjoe Kenny.
Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin would start in central midfield for the Toffees while both Andre Gomes and Idrissa Gueye could be rested. Ademola Lookman is expected to be fit in time to start on the right side of the midfield while Bernard starts on the left. Gylfi Sigurdsson would start in the attacking midfielder position behind the striker.
Richarlison would get a well-deserved rest for the match against Lincoln City. Dominic Calvert-Lewin would lead the line for the Toffees in the absence of the Brazilian forward.
Predicted Formation: 4-2-3-1