Davies To Start, Sigurdsson On The Bench | 4-4-2 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City

Everton vs Leicester City tactical preview (Everton players celebrating in the picture)
Everton's English defender Michael Keane (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / various sources / AFP)

Everton will entertain Leicester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening hoping to build on their 1-0 win over Norwich City last week. The Toffees are unbeaten since the return of Premier League football, so they will fancy their chances of securing a positive result in midweek. In contrast, Brendan Rodgers’ men are winless in their past three matches across all competitions and have not been playing at their best recently.

Carlo Ancelotti will stick with his favoured 4-4-2 formation and might name an unchanged side for this league encounter at Merseyside.

4-4-2 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City

Defence

Jordan Pickford will retain his spot in goal for Everton after keeping back to back clean sheets versus Liverpool and Norwich City respectively. Michael Keane will once again partner Mason Holgate at the centre of the Ancelotti’s defence as they look to secure another shutout in the English top-flight this week.

Seamus Coleman will be guaranteed a start at right-back while Lucas Digne hopes to put in a productive performance as the left-back. Ancelotti will ask both his full-backs to get forward at every chance they can get and offer some natural width out on the wide areas.

4-4-2 Everton predicted lineup vs Leicester City (Everton players seen in the photo)
Richarlison of Everton celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Midfield

Andre Gomes will get the nod to operate alongside Tom Davies at the heart of the Everton midfield. Both midfielders have been in a decent run of form of late which should give them some confidence heading into this midweek contest against the East Midlands giants.

Bernard will try to use his pace and guile down the left flank. The Brazilian wide player will be expected to cook up a few promising goal-scoring chances for the Toffees forwards up top. Alex Iwobi will feature on the other side of the pitch as the right-winger.

Fabian Delph is a doubt for this game, so both Gylfi Sigurðsson and Beni Baningime will provide cover for the central midfield positions on Ancelotti’s bench.

Attack

Richarlison will look to link up with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and cause a lot of problems for the Leicester defenders up top. Both forwards have failed to register a goal since the return of Premier League football earlier this month. They will be in for a tough outing in midweek as the Foxes have conceded just twice in their past five matches in all competitions.

Anthony Gordon might get a chance to come on and influence the game if Ancelotti calls upon his services.

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