Everton will trade blows with Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon as they look to secure maximum points on the road. The Toffees suffered a 3-1 home loss at the hands of Manchester United before the international break. Hence, we can expect them to be hungry for the win when they lock horns with the Cottagers this weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might bring Andre Gomes back for this upcoming league encounter at the English capital. However, the Merseyside club will be sweating on the fitness of Seamus Coleman, Richarlison, Fabian Delph and Allan ahead of this clash on Saturday.
4-3-3 Everton Predicted Lineup To Face Fulham
Jordan Pickford will operate in goal for the Toffees despite shipping in three goals versus Man United in his last league outing. Mason Holgate will partner Michael Keane at the centre of the Everton backline as they look to keep Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrović quiet during the game.
If Seamus Coleman can pass a late fitness test, then he will feature as the right-back while Lucas Digne remains a guaranteed starter at left-back. Ancelotti will ask both of them to join in on the attack at every chance they get so that they can provide enough support to the front players throughout the 90 minutes.
Ancelotti’s midfield will be comprised of Andre Gomes, Allan (if he recovers in time) and Abdoulaye Doucoure as they will focus on dominating the battle at the centre of the park. All three of them have worked well together so far this season and will also be responsible for orchestrating some decent goal-scoring opportunities in the opposition half.
As mentioned earlier, Fabian Delph is a concern, so he might be named on the bench if he can make himself available this weekend.
Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez will make up the Everton frontline. Ancelotti will be worried about Richarlison’s availability, but the other two are nailed-on starters on Sunday.
Cenk Tosun and Alex Iwobi will be available for selection on the Toffees bench as they await their chance to feature as the second-half substitutes if needed.